I am so inspired by my children.
They are taking a step up in every way with their learning. They are being pushed in karate, challenged to conquer new moves, new fitness barriers, and new mental toughness to getting through. I am impressed beyond belief at the way my sometimes anxious four year old, is tackling this new stage of school visits and preparing for school. He is nervous, more so than my other children, but with a little more support from me he is absolutely getting there and growing in confidence with every visit. My six year old is tackling the challenging steps of moving up reading groups and reading harder and harder books. It is hard, he struggles with remembering some basic words, because he thinks that they must be the hard ones. We read it once with lots of help, and then the next time he brings it home, it flows smoother. My oldest son, is working so hard with himself, battling to figure out how to let stuff go and enjoy himself, even when it gets hard. And my daughter is juggling the social interactions of little girls that require such attention and travel a bumpy road. We constantly look outside ourselves and outside of our families to find someone to inspire us, but really, there are examples right under our nose.
If we struggled and worked as hard as our children do, we would be the success we aspire to, we would be the inspiration for others, rather than looking for it ourselves. It is a wonder what we put our children through without giving it the thought, the celebration that it deserves. Our kids are amazing – learning and doing all the things that are expected of them. All we have to do, is think about what it would take to learn another language now as adults, and then action what we learnt daily. The learning we do, the actioning we are scared of … We are scared of failing and so we learn in silence, we learn in isolation, and we never put ourselves out there where others may critique us … And yet look at what we ask our children to do ….
Learn and then do, learn and then do. Show off your learning. Practice your learning. We need only to look at what our children are doing to be inspired.