My little boy really wants to be mobile. He practically does neck bridges trying to roll to his back. He occasionally succeeds, but most times his elbow is in the way by an inch. We both know he’ll eventually figure it out, but right now he has the desire and strength but not enough skill.
Not Enough Skill (Yet)
Isn’t is funny how we experience this same frustration as adults? We have a strong desire to do something and may even feel we possess the raw talent or strength, but don’t yet have the skill.
Although we’re older the same rule applies: skills develop only by repeating two steps over and over again – trying and failing. It applies when learning a new hobby, developing (or breaking) a habit, improving your skills at work or leading people.
My little boy will eventually learn to crawl and walk because he wants it so badly. He needs to move. It’s innate. He’ll try and fail 50 or 100 times a day until his skills catch up to his desire and strength.
If there’s something you really want …