Oh to be a child again…

“You’ve got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.”

Arthur Ashe

It is funny how we start life with an attitude of learning and development, but somewhere along the way, we are taught that the result matters more than the attempt.

This belief creates a limit on what people can achieve because there are two key focal points. One, winning is everything, and I won’t try if I can’t win. Two, losing is bad, and I won’t try if the risk of losing is too high.

As young children, we attempt things with no fear of failure because we don’t think of our endeavor as a win or loss. We try, we learn, we develop. Then we grow up, and our measuring stick of success changes. Somehow we must rediscover our childlike attitude of going for it without the requirement of winning or letting the fear of failure limit our attempts…

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