Don't give up -- but do learn the lessons of failure
I recently stumbled on this photo from 1992 or 1993. Look at how dark my hair was -- no gray at all!
That's a cinder block cap that I'm hitting, and you'll notice I'm hitting it with my left hand. And I am not left handed.
The reason is, I'd injured my right hand doing this break a few weeks earlier. If you know this stuff and see my bad body mechanics here, you won't be surprised to learn that I injured myself here too. (In both instances the caps broke, but I bruised my wrist bones.)