Operation “Learn How to Ride a Bike” is fully underway over here!
I stand here watching Cooper pedal up and down the street, falling over and then climbing back on several times. He sometimes cries but I show him how to dust himself off and get back on.
And I have several thoughts:
- Mommy apparently didn’t screw the training wheels in tight enough…whoops!
- I’m so proud of him. He is determined to learn even though this is very challenging to him!
- Hmm…I wonder at what age some of us lose that type of determination…?
I mean, at what age do we say we want to DO SOMETHING (learn a foreign language, run a half marathon, start a new workout program, begin a new professional endeavor, etc.) and then give up when it starts to get challenging?
As a parent, you would never let your child quit trying to learn how to walk. Or write. Or in my current case, ride a bike. We tell them to keep trying and we offer encouragement! We tell them that we know it’s hard but to keep trying and practicing and they’ll get there!
So why don’t we tell ourselves the same thing?
If YOU are going through something that is challenging and stretching you and you feel like giving up…know 2 things:
- it’s normal
- keep showing up…you WILL get there!!
Thanks so much for reading!
xo – Marion