BLOGGING Challenge: Day 25 of 30
It’s Never Too Late
here’s part 2 of my story…
My Lesson on Quitting
When I asked my daughter if she wanted to quit piano, her confused reaction surprised me. I realized up until that point, I had never given her the option. She’s never asked to stop. I’ve never told her she could stop. I was relieved when she answered “no”. Once I realized the impact of what I suggested, I quickly told her that I wish I never quit when I was a kid.
I thought back to all the activities I attempted. Things my mom probably encouraged and supported because I either expressed an interest or she saw potential (just like I’m doing with my kids) – piano, violin, singing, volleyball, track&field. I didn’t excel at any of them. In all cases, I quit.
In this less-than-1-minute-conversaton I was having with my 6-year-old, I was scared I was setting her up to inherit my quitting gene.
On Day24 of my 30 Day Blogging Challenge, I shared this thought – maybe I haven’t found my passion because in my younger years I was busy being lazy. This laziness, it seems, eventually caused me to quit most of the opportunities I had laid out in front of me. Not until college did I finally get my act together and start realizing some of my potential. But, was it too late? I now know my potential, but I still don’t know my passion.
I know people say “it’s never too late”. And maybe I believe it too, and that’s why I do 30 Day Challenges.
It’s also said that lazy people are geniuses. I’ll believe that too.
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