I was talking to one of Hayden’s teachers last weekend, discussing what she was up to during the school holidays.

She was explaining that she had groomed her pet groodle (a cross between a golden retriever and a poodle).

The first time that she tried was a disaster.

The second time was much better and now she’s got it all worked out.

I don’t know what skill you want to develop.

It could be playing the piano, casting a fishing line or public speaking.

It doesn’t really matter as the principle is the same.

The first time you try may be diabolical and moderately embarrassing.

But if you keep practicing and never give up, eventually you will get the outcome that you are looking for.