Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Learning to Walk

The last several days have been fun to watch our daughter Sybella learn to stand. Of course every parent is so anxious to see there child stand and then later regret how mobile they are. In the last 2 weeks she has tried to stand several hundred times and each time we clap, cheer, and encourage her (just for trying...she wasn't even standing for 2 or 3 seconds) no wonder she continues to try harder!

Of course, all of this activity has caused me to reflect on and ask the question: How often in life do we criticize our peers, friends, or employees for 'trying' but not being successful? To often we all are quick to criticize, complain, and condemn others actions or lack of results. Make no mistake, I believe in results, over time failure to produce results means something else is wrong. But I wonder if we were quicker to clap, cheer, and much more productive would people be and how much sooner would those around us move to producing results?

Our children remind us daily of life lessons we need to apply. I guess the author was right when he wrote, "Everything I needed to know I learned in Kindergarten".


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