Any time we hear it coming from our boys, my husband and I tell them that it’s not that they “can’t” do something, they just might need a little help with it. They can do anything.
So when I heard G getting frustrated as he was practicing his guitar the other day, I went up to talk with him. He was on the second floor, and I was just downstairs in my office. I could hear him say to himself, “I can’t do this.” He was downright frustrated.
I told him I couldn’t help him with what he was trying to do because I don’t know how to play guitar. I pointed out to him what his guitar teacher told him just a few weeks ago. That he has passed the point of learning how to play guitar. He’s now a guitar player. Now it’s a matter of practicing and perfecting.
We’re way too hard on ourselves. We want perfection. We want to be the best. We want things to be easy.
Sometimes, we forget all that we’ve accomplished to get where we are today.
G is going to be 7 in a week...
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