My new obsession is trying to learn how to ride a scooter. Contrary to my expectations it’s not as simple as it looks.
After several “not so successful attempts” to ride a scooter, I had a long list of complaints in my mind for the people who invented scooters…Luckily the instructor was very patient and encouraging with me, which reminded me of my older brother…
In my high school years, my brother was appointed by my parents as my math tutor: ( ” my favorite subject ” !) …and I always had a big list of complaints on how difficult the math was. My brother’s only comment was: “Don’t wish for math to become easier, (not gonna happen, sister 🙂 …but wish to become better at understanding math.”
It was a really nice advice, and very applicable to the “scooter situation” today, just with one downside… It put the responsibility back on me and cut 80% from the “joy of complaining.”
“Don’t complain, just work on yourself!” … a tough one, but very useful indeed!