What Can We Learn From 6 Year Olds?

by Tony Yost

A few days ago, Alice Seba wrote an article about 6 Year Olds & Their Incredible Determination. She tells about watching young children in their first attempts at ice skating and how they kept trying regardless of how many times they fell. Like learning to walk, they will keep trying until they get it.

How many times do we, as adults, try something for a little while and then give up, calling it impossible? When we were 6, nothing was impossible. What happened?

In Winston Churchill’s famous “Never Give In” Speech of 1941 he said “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never–in nothing, great or small, large or petty–never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense.”

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?

I think it was Esther Hicks who said “How can you fail if you never quit?”


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