This morning I had the pleasure of being present while a father was teaching his young boy how to ride a 2 wheel bicycle.
I watched as the father was holding on to the back of the bicycle and expressing inspiring words while the little boy would only travel a few feet before he would wobble and then fall off his bike. This went on up and down the sidewalk for a several minutes as the father continued to help him get back on his bike and pedal some more.
At one point the little boy didn’t get back up after he had fallen. His father got on his knees and looked at his son and said “you are so close, come on get back on your bike and try again.” The little boy paused for a second and then got back on his bike. The same thing happened again, he wobbled after a few feet and fell. The 2nd time… he took off, he was pedaling without his father’s assistance. The sheer joy in both their faces was so beautiful.
Is there something that you are trying to master and have had many failures doing so? Are you ‘so close’, like the little boy?