Clap your hands and cheer for your efforts

Cheer-Donna Cardillo

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When a baby takes its first steps it usually falls. But we cheer and the baby is happy – why? Because she took those steps and we know the rest will work itself out in time.

When we become adults and do something for the first time or have something to learn, we tend to fear the inevitable fall. We forget that stumbling is a natural part of personal growth and development, at any stage of life.

So the next time you falter or fumble when trying something new, clap your hands and cheer for your efforts—your first steps–knowing that if you stick with it, things will work themselves out in time.

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