|Posted by tiffanychang on January 5, 2021 at 1:40 PM|
Innocence is sometimes the best quality to capitalize when we lead young people (well, really any people). Not knowing that something is really hard or "impossible" shifts the attention away from paralyzing fear and allows us to focus entirely on the task at hand - because the thought would never cross our minds that we cannot achieve it, and we'd do everything we can do get there. It's worth asking: are our own fears and preconceptions stifling the potential of those we lead? A healthy dose of "reality check" is of course necessary, but if we put ourselves in their shoes for one second, we may get to see their fully unobstructed view of the world.
Obstacles are just that, things in the way. Not a dead end. We need to go around it and forge ahead, not retreat in the other direction.