Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Failure can be beneficial.
Someone who has never experienced failure does not know how to push on, regroup and problem solve. If your child fails a test or challenge it can strengthen them. You can encourage them by expressing to them what you know of their skills and qualities that will help them to do better next time. Perhaps their method or understanding of the issue is not correct or spotty.
Failure is to us like manure is to roses.
Many a great inventor met defeat after defeat before their great discovery. As your child re-examines the subject it can help them to overcome their lack of knowledge and actually gain confidence as they practice new skills and ideas to forge ahead. Sometimes we need to think outside the box and learn to take healthy risks like suggested by this quote:
"If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat" by John OrtbergThanks, Amanda for giving us a chance to talk about whatever we want!! :-) This post linked to two questions Thursday where we all get to talk at once, are all heard and are not considered rude!! :-) Here are my two questions:
1. Have you ever failed at something and later discovered you were really pretty good at it?
2. What/who encouraged you?
In second grade, when learning cursive the teacher was very hard on my penmanship. She would require me to write page upon pages of the alphabet. I spent hours on my homework and would get so disheartened but my maternal grandmother saw it differently. She gave me a calligraphy set for Christmas and I spent many enjoyable hours studying it. Soon I was taking free lance jobs for signs, posters and certificates. It's an art I still love. I am not sure I would have if not for my grandmother's thoughtfulness.
Thank you for your visit. Take care, stay healthy and God bless!!