A mind like a toddler’s

A mind like a toddler’s

 

Have you ever watched a young child learn to walk? They start by pulling themselves up to a standing position on wobbly legs, plopping back down on their butt. Then up again, then plop.

Again.

Again.

Again.

Eventually, there is no plop. They can stand. Their legs are less wobbly.

They begin to move. Eyeing the destination, they reach for a balancing hold, step, and plop.

Again.

Again.

Again.

Eventually, the step holds, balance is maintained, and they move.

There will be more plops, but they never give up. The toddler will learn to walk. There are no excuses. The plops don’t hold them back. They get back up and try again.

Plops are not failure. Plops are the challenges you will face in achieving your goal.

If a goal is not challenging, not full of “plops”, it is not a goal.

Have a mind like a toddler. Fix your goal firmly in front of you and take the first step. When you plop, get back up and try again.

Again.

Again.

Again.

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