Effort is not lost. No matter what you spend time on, humans develop skills to do that task better. The problem is most of us spend our time on netflix and social media instead of tasks that will be beneficial to us. If we spent our time better, we could do a lot more, be a lot more. If we put in the effort, we could acheive amazing things! But we don’t because its hard and it doesn’t seem to have a point. How many people quit going to the gym after going there twice? It hurts, but more importantly, they don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. They don’t see the big goal.
I think we can genuinely surprise ourselves with how much we can do when we put our minds to it. We just need to do it, not put it off; use methods for getting yourself to focus. It’s easy to zone out. So easy that we end up missing most of our lives and spend the rest complaining about it. It’s never too late to live the best life you can, and it’s never too early either. You can do this! Write sticky note reminders! Set little goals and accomplish them! Do a little at a time and trust it to build up. Today is a good day, and there’s no time like the present to live.