You Learned To Walk So Why Can't You...
Have you ever set out to do something and given up? You must have. Nobody succeeds at everything. So what is that stops us.
There are bound to be obstacles when you are trying to do something worthwhile. You find ways around some of them. But often you come up against one that just seems too big to overcome.
You think. You agonise. In the end you decide that it's just not possible. Another dream bites the dust.
Is it true that there was no solution or did you just not try hard enough or long enough? Why do we give up when it gets a little bit tough?
I believe it comes down to fear.
Think about babies. Specifically about babies learning to walk.Do you remember when you learned to walk? Probably not. I know I don't.
But you can imagine what it was like. Picture this big wide world through your baby eyes. It's full of strange sights and smells and you want to explore it.
But it's frustrating. You can only crawl and it takes too long to get anywhere. There are places that are too high reach.
You know there's a better way. You can see all these big people doing it. You realise that if they can do it, you can do it.
You crawl over to a couch and pull yourself up. It's hard but it's going to be worth it. It feels strange. Your legs are a bit wobbly and don't feel under control.
But there's something interesting over there and you have to go for it. You let go and try to take that first step and...
There's that frightening sensation of falling and you are back where you started.
It's hard and it's scary but what's out there is so enticing. You have to get straight back up and try again.
There is fear involved. The only fears that we are born with are the fear of loud noises and the fear of falling or not feeling supported.
That fear of falling is the very thing that has to be overcome in learning to walk.
There must be tens of thousands of people every day who give up on a dream or a goal. But have you ever heard of a healthy baby failing to learn to walk?
They just keep trying until they make it. There is no other option.
We all must have gone through this process. We all have evidence of success. So why do we give up so often in later life?
Don't you think it's the accumulation of fears? We adopt them by the dozen as we go through life.
When we face a struggle, we can imagine so many terrible outcomes. So many things that could go wrong. So many bad feelings we will have.
No wonder it's so easy to come up with entirely logical reasons to stop.
How would it feel if when you face a challenge, you could remember that evidence of success. It was a pretty big deal after all.
But you didn't think you were too young. Too inexperienced. Too short. You just went for it and didn't quit until you nailed it.
Why wouldn't you be able to do that now?
If you think you can, then leave a comment below.