How Getting Up After Falling Takes You Closer to the Finish Line

Learning to snowboard is hard.  

It's just a really weird way to move your body.  Both feet strapped to a board, going down the hill sideways.  

I don't think there's a more frustrating sport to pick up.  As evidenced by my 8 year old's meltdowns today when I took her snowboarding for the first time.  I knew it would come.  I had already gone through this with my 12 year old a few years back.

Lots of falling.  On your butt.  On your knees.  Face plants.  

The only way to improve is to get right back up and try again.  

There is no giving up.  Once you throw in the towel, you will never get better.  So I make my daughter get back up.  It's an endless cycle of falling and getting up, with cries of frustration liberally sprinkled for my audio pleasure.  

As it is when trying to get pregnant.  

Every cycle, you wait to see if you get a period.  You're crushed because it comes.  

But if you keep at it, one of those days... your period never comes for at least 9 months.

So persist, adjust where needed, and one day it could just snap into place.

The degree to which you can be resilient determines your success.

The gift of resiliency is ultimately what I'm trying to teach my daughter.  

Although carving down the mountain on a snowboard wouldn't be too shabby either. Wish me and my daughter luck on the slopes tomorrow!

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Julie Chang,
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