Sometimes when we’re learning something new, we just have to keep after ourselves to stick with it. We can’t let ourselves off the hook. That doesn’t mean we don’t give ourselves lots of breaks and time to recuperate, but we treat the part of ourselves that’s reluctant like this mother otter treats her baby offspring–she is kind, but firmly persistent in helping her offspring learn to swim. Why? Because the mother realizes that her baby has to either evolve and learn new skills or die.
I believe humanity is at the same place. We’ve moved into a very special time on the planet where learning is not optional. It’s “Evolve or Die” for us too. I know that’s a strong thing to say, but I believe it’s true. But growing up is fun too and offers us all kinds of new opportunities.
So, even if you’re reluctant to learn something new, persist anyway. And enjoy this video!