You learn to do by doing – that's something we come to understand as we get older. But remember when you were first discovering new capabilities, and the process of acquiring new skills seemed almost magical? If not, take a look at this heart-warming video clip that has been making the rounds online:

We know he's right, of course. Practice, believing in yourself, having the motivation to “just do it” – that's how we move forward in life. Too often, though, adult life bogs us down in routine, and that routine creates inertia. We forget how much fun it is to learn new things. If it's been awhile since you have felt the triumph of conquering something new, I urge you to take another look at that video, and another look at the possibilities around you. Find a new challenge, discover a new level of mastery. You may not get as excited as this little guy, but you'll definitely feel energized, and there's a good chance you'll hear that voice inside that makes you smile. It's the voice that says, “I feel happy of myself!”


Commenter's Profile Image Russell Danner, DDS
June 14th, 2011
That is awesome! Thanks for sharing!