Thursday, November 10, 2011

Persistence, thy name is Cole

Cole is one of the least easily frustrated people I've ever known.  He is focused and persistent and rarely gets defeated.

This afternoon he was playing with some blocks.  Stacking and knocking down. Sometimes he'd manage to stack them all up...sometimes he wouldn't be quite so successful. 

But it didn't matter.  He didn't need help.  He wasn't upset or frustrated if he didn't succeed.  He just tried again.

And if it worked, he'd sit back and admire his work.

Then knock it down and try again.

It got me to thinking - when do we as adults lose this ability to try again?  To not be knocked down by mistakes, but to just work harder?

Just one more way my 17 month old son is teaching ME how to be a better person.

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