No one likes to fail.
There are several things that make us give up trying to achieve or goals and targets.
One of them is the requirements and effort required that makes us think our target is unachievable.
But is it real so?
When babies start to walk, they fall and try again. Why they don’t give up? Why do they try again and again and don’t the idea the goal of walking is unachievable does not come to their mind?
The reason is that they see all around them people that walk. They understand it can be done.
They want to copy it. They understand that if they will copy it, they will succeed.
They understand that if other done it they can to.
When are kid is heaving troubles they need to see that others have succeeded in doing the same.
But this is not enough.
They, as us adults, have the feeling that our case is different. We struggle with problems that the other did not have.
We all need to see not only that other succeeded achieving the same goal. But how they did it.
We need to see what they have done, so we can duplicate it. We need to see they had problems and how they struggled with them.
Knowing we are not the only one with problems make it easier to stand against them.
When we want to encourage our kids to continue and not giving up, we need to assist them by sowing them not only that other had managed to achieve the same, but also to show them how they done it and that it was not easy to them as well.
P.S. don’t get me wrong, it does not say that they will make the struggle with the kid easier. But it will help encouraging them not to give up the continue the work.