At this point of parenthood, I am no longer surprised that I learn small life lessons almost on a daily basis. See what I did there? Small life lessons in reference to learning from a kid? Ok, so what if I am the only one laughing?!
On this particular morning we are going through our daily routine, but I was paying more attention to how he did things for some reason.
I get the little guy dressed and fed, and then he runs from me whilst laughing diabolically. I am used to the extra morning cardio, so at this point the running has become commonplace. After he realizes that I am not chasing him though, he just sits down and plays with toys while mommy is getting dressed.
In paying more attention to the details in the fabric, I watched him as he was reaching for toys that were obviously out of his reach. Watching his little legs maneuver around his toy bucket, only to come up empty handed, was comical to say the least. The thing that fascinated me the most was that he would come up empty handed, but he didn’t stop trying. As a matter of fact, he started trying to figure out different ways to reach his car that was hidden in the very far reaches of his bin.
So if a toddler doesn’t give up, in more instances than this one, when do we lose our ability to use logic and reason to get what we want out of life?
For me, I would say that there are times where the day beats me down so much that I can’t think passed what is right in front of me. The problem could be that I don’t have goals that are so inherent that they have become second nature. This is definitely something that I am working on this year! I think that visualizing where you want to be in life will help to subconsciously fuel your journey. So I just need to start seeing the bigger picture, like now!
We’ve all heard that when one door closes another opens, but we’ve heard it so much that it is a struggle to believe sometimes. When something catastrophic happens and you feel that you’ve lost your bearings, it seems like the easiest thing to do would be to give up. If you don’t get a promotion that you feel you are well qualified for, sometimes we start to tell ourselves that maybe we aren’t as qualified as we thought.
With that I ask you, if a tiny human who can’t even talk works to find out another way to get to his goal, then what is our excuse?
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