Animal Farm or The Grapes of Wrath. If you did. WOW! But I didn't. I was happy to take my nap, learn my letters and numbers and deal with why the b and d looked too much alike.
Over time, I learned to read and embraced reading like a best friend who didn't have to go home. My tastes changed as I changed and evolved.
As an infant, I had to crawl to get where I wanted to go. I'm pretty sure my favorite destination entailed trying to go from the sofa to the kitchen floor where I'd been told "no" a million times. The places I need to go these days are much farther from me, requiring that I walk or drive. I had to learn to do both. But it started with baby steps.
So when you're feeling like, "Frack! It's too hard, not fair, I can't do this..." or whatever barrage of self-doubt is itching to boil over, take a moment to breathe. Is there something different you can try? Is there something different you want to try? Have you truly opened your mind to new ideas or checked to see if that old idea has had time to marinate into something...more? And take a tip from Ghandi:
Of course, to do this, you have to be willing to evolve and embrace change.
One of the things I've been slowly embracing is the way the publishing industry is changing. What change have you embraced or are embracing?