“Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.” ~ Winston Churchill
What is the calculus of success? Is there a formula to being really good at whatever you most want to do?
One of the really great characteristics about children is their unfailing knowledge they can do anything. Draw a picture? Hand them the crayons. Play the drums? Give them those sticks. Converse about the universe? Have a seat and lend an ear.
Somewhere along the way, we adults learn to limit ourselves. We become convinced of our personal borders. We accept we aren’t musical, we can’t draw, we decide our intelligence has severe limitations. We circumscribe ourselves even as to activities we have never tried! Can you sculpt a figurine out of a block of stone? How do you know? Why are you certain you cannot do something you have never tried? And if you have tried, how many times? Read the rest of this entry »