By DAVID TEPERA | Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
One of the first self-learned behaviors as an infant is walking. Of course, none of us can remember, but if you’re a parent, you’ve witnessed your own child experiencing the struggles.
Really think about the frustration of learning how to walk. You’re constantly falling, plus a lot of times are getting hurt.
All toddlers never give up. They have an instinct and a will to get back up, trust themselves and keep moving until they’ve conquered the task.
You see, walking is nothing more than a continuation of falling. You must put one foot in front of the other to stay balanced. If you miss one step, then you’ll fall on your face.
Once walking has been accomplished, you’ll speed up the process and start running. Plus, the fun really begins as you learn to hop, skip and jump.
People who can continually fall faster than others become track stars. Make sense?
Well my friends, this is your life. You must continually keep moving or you’ll lose course and fail. You’ll fall off the success trail while others speed past you.
Why, as adults, have you forgotten the determination you once possessed as a toddler? Why does that 2-year-old child have a “never give up” character trait and you don’t?
The truth is you’ve let life obstacles and failures keep you from chasing your dreams. You’ve accepted defeat and went into hiding.
Well, guess what? This is a new day, a new attitude, and nothing and no one can stop you.
Be that scrappy player on a team that doesn’t have all the skills, but is outworking and out-hustling everyone on the court.
You trusted yourself as a toddler, so it’s already in you. Pull out that warrior and get out there to conquer the world.
Punch negative thoughts in the face and run to the finish line. All it takes is to keep putting one foot in front of the other with a win and take-all mentality.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep balanced, you must keep moving,” Albert Einstein.