“Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.”
—Nicolas Chamfort, 16th Century French writer
Watching our grandchildren grow provides us with much joy and many valuable lessons.
Babies are perhaps the best example of being a novice. Grasping, crawling, making sounds, and those all-important first steps are excellent examples of new worlds emerging for our little ones.
As we age, being a novice and unable to do certain things can be very frustrating.
Our awareness of setbacks and stumbles can cause us to give up too soon and not push through our difficulties. Where are the feelings of being a novice keeping you from taking some important first steps in your life?
How can you more fully embrace a beginner’s mindset and appreciate your novice status on your journey toward greater personal mastery and excellence?