Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Remove the Training Wheels and GO

When I was about 5 years old, a friend of mine came over to my house with his bicycle and I noticed there was something different with his bike compared to mine - he didn’t have any training wheels!
There was no way I would let my friend be the only one riding around without training wheels. I went in the garage and removed the training wheels myself. Then, with my friend’s encouragement, I rode the bike out of the garage. My first ride was bumpy but I soon got the hang of things.

My dad was pretty proud of me that day. Needless to say that he was expecting to be more involved in that process.

If it wasn't for my friend, I probably would of rode my bike with training wheels for a few more months before mustering up the courage to ride without them.
Sometimes, the best, and quickest, way of learning something is to remove the training wheels and just go. Sure, you might fail the first few tries but you'll get the hang of things. If you're fortunate enough to have a mentor encourage and walk you through the process - that's even better. Let's face it though, we do not often come across mentors for every single things we want to accomplish or learn.

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