This week is a big one for me and lots of teachers and kids. Another first day of school.
One thing that constantly amazes me about children is how confident they are when they are young. They all believe that they are great artists, athletes, musicians. They just believe they are gifted.
It doesn’t take long for that naivete to wear off and by the time they are teenagers, kids are well aware of their limitations.
I’ve come to believe that the most creative adults among us have somehow hung onto that childlike lack of self-awareness. Like, somehow they never learned that they can’t.
For the rest of us, it’s usually not our limitations that are holding us back. It’s just us holding ourselves back.
Stop saying you “can’t” and just give yourself a chance.