The vast majority of babies figure out how to walk.

They crawl around a lot before they start walking. They grab onto furniture to steady themselves. In the process they fall. A lot. But they keep trying and eventually master the skill of balancing and propelling themselves around on their own two feet.

Most babies figure out walking between 9~12 months. So, what happens if they don’t master walking after 12 months? Do we tell them to give up? Just stop trying? Tell them they’re below average and they’ll never amount to much? That they should perhaps consider a different mode of transportation as walking might not be for them?

No. We let them figure it out and eventually, they get there. Babies have it right. They know what they want to do, and even in the face of multiple failures they put in the effort to achieve their goals.

Life is challenging. You will have to do things you’ve never done before. It’s a process, and you’re going to fail many times before you get it right.

Babies don’t give up when it comes to learning how to walk. What great teachers these little failure monsters are. Now, be like a baby, pull up your diapers, and figure out how to succeed at whatever you haven’t succeeded at yet.

This article provided by the Niagara Kendo Club.