Gavin and I had our talk about grit and growth mindset a couple of days ago. To help develop grit he’s started to practice juggling with his soccer ball every morning before school.
Yesterday he wasn’t super pumped to do it, but he practiced. Today the first thing he told me when I got home was that he set a new personal best. We immediately grabbed a soccer ball and went outside. In the 30 minutes or so we had before practice we played, juggled, and had fun.
How cool that by going through something difficult we can learn and create more fun and joy than we would’ve had without the suffering?