You’ve Got to Learn to Crawl, Before You Learn to Walk
Today, I was actually at a loss of what to share. But, earlier this evening, I saw a video posted of a young boy taking his first steps from his Dad to his Mom, while the Granddad
watched and recorded the whole event. It lasted for about 40 seconds, but it spoke volumes. The looks on the Mom’s face as her boy made those steps toward her; stumbling a couple times, then getting back up and finally with outstretched arms, reaches his Mom in what could only be described as the winning shot, was a sight to behold.
And that one video got me to thinking…
Why do we want to rush the process of success, or better worded, BYPASS all the necessary steps to success, thinking we have a better understanding of how to get there than those who have paved the way for us? Why do we try to sidestep, or re-invent the wheel, instead of just following the steps and trusting the process?
When that little boy made the walk from his Dad to his Mom, they both practiced with him over and over and over, day in and day out. The first time, he fell and was most likely frustrated, and Mom and Dad were there to cheer him on and let him know it was okay. But, each day, he got better and better until he was at that point where his legs were strong enough and HE was ready to go from crawling to walking.
Trust the Process
Too often than not, we think we know better than others; we don’t need help or coaching. “Oh, I know that already,” or “I don’t need to know THAT,” or “I’ve already done that, I don’t need to go through that again.”
When did we become “Know-it-All’s?”
Is the process of learning a new skill or being trained by someone else any different than the little boy learning how to walk? Do we feel that at a certain age we don’t need to be taught anything else? Do we really think we know EVERYTHING?!?!?!
When you stop LEARNING, you stop GROWING!!! Every day is a new day to get better at something or learn something new. I love learning. I try to be like a sponge all the time because I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t have all the answers. I will never claim to know it all. How can I? I haven’t experienced everything there is out there to experience.
And neither have YOU!!!
Look at Every Day as a Chance to Become a Better YOU
One of the great things about life is that many things and people are put before us to make us better. Even those who hurt us. It’s important not to dismiss the bad and only search for the good. For it’s those obstacles and “bad times” that builds us up, teaches us what not to do next time and become stronger, better, wiser. Make every day a new lesson and add it to your Book of Life. Read a book, take up art, learn to cook, go BASE jumping, ALWAYS be a work in progress and explore who you are.
Trust the process, never stop learning, check your ego at the door, let others teach you and be OPEN!!!
You never know who you might discover.