What can we learn from defeat, loss, failure?
Many things to be sure. But only if we try hard to learn from setback. And only if we listen. And only if we then try again.
Are you listening? And I don’t mean, “Sleigh bells ring, are you listening”.
I mean, are you the kind of person that will pick yourself up after you fall?
Are you the type of person that finds a million ways to stay motivated?
You see, getting motivated is one thing. What makes winners is staying motivated.
Oh wait, you want to tell me something, right?
Okay, go ahead.
“Jeff, you don’t understand, my life is hard. It’s very difficult.”
Here’s a Christmas gift for you, and it is given with the most hopeful and sincere intent – “No one has it easy. Period. End of story.”
This may scare some people off, and I would hate to see that happen, but I can’t allow myself to make excuses.
How can I teach our son (9), that it’s okay to make excuses?