Let's be honest-- we love to see our kids walk away with the gold. I'm no different- I love to see my kids succeed at what they love. But, in this case, I think that my son's losing what the best thing that could have happened. He's been lucky that sports have come easy to him. He easily won his age division of the soccer shoot out. Then came regionals... We tried to get him to practice, but he thought he had it nailed. Even during the wait before the event started, he didn't practice (although he was being a nice guy and retrieving balls for other boys who were practicing.).
When it came time for his turn, he missed once and then again, and again. It was hard to watch him lose, but it opened up a conversation about working hard to succeed. I hope that he will take this "dose of humility" and use it as an inspiration to work hard and do even better next year! Win or lose, I'll always be his #1 fan!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you were inspired!
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