Tenacity: the little ‘mountains’ kids have to climb
A video had been forwarded
many times over the social media.
I can’t help but to admire
the tenacity of this kid!
Look how he grips
the linen with his chubby hands!
See how his face presses onto
the soft cushion with tenacious determination!
Each time he pulls himself up
his foot grapples clingingly
onto his ‘huge opponent’, the mattress,
as if, in wrestling, with such strength of will,
a will bigger than himself
with persistent perseverance
that would put shame to some adults!
Ouch! He is falling!
Landing on his butts, head lifted up in reflex
and he picks himself up again!
Yes, he is halfway up on the bed now!
Oh, no, he is falling again!
On that long thick mattress
placed next to the sofa-bed!
He re-bounces, turns back immediately,
…with a fixity of purpose, that is, to climb up that bed!
And hurray! He is finally up and crawling on the bed!
Triumph flashes on his face!
Tenacity means never to have
words like ‘failure’ and ‘giving up’!
Many of our kids have been through
those little ‘huge’ challenges
those little ‘mountains’ kids have to climb;
rolling-over, learning to stand up,
walking that first step, crawling around.
Each of those are mountain-like tasks
matching those growing-up years.
They were just the beginnings.
The beginning in preparing them
and their mind-set for bigger goals in life!
- Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. – Louis Pasteur
2. There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.”― Terry Pratchett