Understand It! Accept It!
Man! I wish I totally understood this what-it-takes great truth when I was 16: To do something well, to do practically anything successfully, it’s going to take WAY longer and be WAY harder than you think. Realize it. Accept it. Battle through it.
Love, love, love this article! Jason Pargin (AKA David Wong) says it so brutally well. Should be required reading for every high school student (and adult) aspiring to do… anything.