New beginnings. They’re my most favorite and also my least favorite times in life.
Just like the change in seasons, every chapter in our life has a beginning and an end.
But, sometimes we become so accustomed to the motions of life that we forget what it’s like to be a beginner in doing something for the first time.
If you ever look back at the early stages of doing something for the first time, can you remember those feelings or nervousness, fear, or excitement?
Can you remember how scary it was to try something for the first time?
It’s a lot to take in, which is why we should cut people some slack when they’re in that same position.
There is always something new to learn.
How would you feel if someone made fun at you for trying a new hobby, or learning a new skill? Or what if your co-workers tell you that you’re terrible your job within the first few weeks of starting a new job?
We would never make fun a child who is just learning to read, or ride a bike, or play an instrument.
So, why should we make fun of an adult who is trying to do the same?
Just because we’re out of school doesn’t mean that learning is over for us. It’s never too late and you’re never too old to learn a new skill or hobby.
The learning curve is different for everyone.
Just like when you were a student in school, there are different levels for everyone to learn in.
One person may not learn something as quickly as another person because it might just take them a little longer to process the information.
But, that doesn’t mean they never will. It just means they need a little more time to work through it.
Not everyone has the same natural ability.
Areas of intelligence and ability vary and differ for everyone.
Some people are more naturally inclined to be better at sports. Some in music. Some in art. Others in math or science.
Just because someone lacks in one area doesn’t make them an un-intelligent or incapable person.
“Everybody is a genius but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it’ll live its whole life believing that it’s stupid” — Albert Einstein
We all have our strong suits — Some people may have even been blessed enough to have natural ability in multiple areas, but you shouldn’t be envious because that’s just the hand that they were dealt.
That shouldn’t discourage you from trying or working hard to get to where we want to be.
We were all beginners once.
It doesn’t matter when and what age you were when you started — There is no set age for being a beginner.
Age aside, we’ve all tried something for the first time at one point or another.
We’ve all had our “firsts” in life, but it doesn’t always happen at the same time for everyone. We all have our own timeline.
And you never know, it might be you that’s trying something new and don’t want to be made fun of.
After, all that’s never a good feeling when it comes to building confidence in any area of life.
Just think about that the next time you want to make fun of something who’s a beginner. They may not be good now, but they could be the best later.