It’s very common for people to look at those who are successful and how skilled they are at their craft, and assume it’s simply something that they’re naturally good at. We see this a lot in the world of online marketing, where some leaders seem to have an innate appeal to their audience.

In today’s world, we crave instant gratification so much that if we don’t get the hang of something immediately, we dismiss it as us not being naturally skilled enough. Maybe you wanted to get into shape and saw all of these people at the gym doing really well, but in your first week, you struggled.

You might have assumed that the people you saw were just naturally good at exercising, but in reality, that’s not the case. In most instances, you’re never born being good at something.

You might be born taller or shorter than other people, but you have to develop skills from birth, just like everyone else. People who are better at certain things have just spent more time perfecting that specific craft, whether it be exercise, math, sports, or socializing.

You have to put in the time and effort to be good at something. Although it’s much easier if you start at a younger age, it’s never impossible to learn and improve a set of skills.

There are many ways to start improving or acquiring a skill, and the best method differs between each skill. For exercise, just jumping right into the gym and doing whatever you think will work isn’t the best idea.

Instead, ask around at the gym for tips on where to start, or even get a trainer to give you a workout routine. If you want to be more knowledgeable about history, you would want to allocate more time to reading books about history.

It’s not impossible to become knowledgeable, even if it seems like it comes to some people naturally. Anyone who’s really good at something will tell you that they’ve spent a lot of time dedicated to perfecting their craft.

If you want to present yourself as a master of marketing in your niche, take time to choose the right people to learn from and dig down into the learning process until you exude confidence like your competitors.