As a kid, three of us from school decided to speak in English, so that we could get better at it.
Initially it was embarrassing, because what we spoke wasn’t refined.
We were speaking in English when everyone around us spoke in Hindi.
My two other friends gave up on the idea within a week.
I persisted for a year!
When a lot of people ask me today about my fluency in English, it stems from that one decision.
One decision to continue speaking English, because I wanted to.
One decision to dust myself off, even if it came with being laughed at.
As Naval Ravikant says, “Easy choices, hard life. Hard choices, easy life.”
The way to get the results you want, is to persist even when you aren’t getting them now.