Last year I decided I wanted to learn to juggle. Both my husband and daughter can juggle, so I thought it wouldn’t be too hard to learn. Unfortunately, when juggling proved a challenge, I got frustrated and quit. I think I’m going to try again with more realistic expectations.
Changes are beginnings. When we step out in a new direction, we are beginners. We shouldn’t expect to become masters right away. It can be hard to be patient while we are learning a new skill or developing a new habit, but the only one way to improve is to keep trying.
When a child recognizes his first few letters of the alphabet, his parents cheer. They don’t consider him a failure because he can’t read a book. They acknowledge his effort and the small bit of progress, knowing that he will continue to learn more letters and eventually be able to read.
As you pursue your goals and resolutions, remind yourself that this might take awhile. Just keep going…eventually you will get it.