Early life is all about trial-and-error. If we had given up in the face of failure, repetition and difficulty, we would never have learned to walk, tie our shoes or ride a bike.
Why is it then, as adults, we so often throw in the towel when at first we don't succeed?
It's quite simple. We've lost the principles of practice.
Learning to love the process of mastering any skill or challenge through mindfulnes helps us understand exactly what present moment awareness is, how the culture we live in constantly instructs us to the contrary and how we can change our mindset to make this a part of our daily living.
Practice done properly isn't drudgery on the way to mastery but rather a fulfilling process of building focus, mind-calming clarity and joy-filled effort in and of itself.