Years ago I started jumping rope as part of a training regimen and was terrible at it. The only consistent thing I did was whack the tops of my feet with the rope every other jump. I almost gave up and assumed it wasn’t meant for me, until someone gave me this tweak: move your hands one inch forward. Literally in minutes I went from zero to advanced.
Jumping rope isn’t an essential life skill. But given that experience I now ponder how many important things we’ve all given up on that – with one small tweak – we may discover we’re good at.