First Doesn’t Always Mean Best [VIDEO] First Doesn’t Always Mean Best [VIDEO]
We are bread and shaped to believe that the finish line is the only marker we need to place our eyes on. “My baby... First Doesn’t Always Mean Best [VIDEO]

We are bread and shaped to believe that the finish line is the only marker we need to place our eyes on.
“My baby is really advanced for her age”
“My son is always on the honor roll”
“I was the first person to finish the test”
“My new car goes 0-60 in under 3 seconds”
“I graduated early and will be the first person to land on mars”
“I’m the fucking best at everything. You’re slow! What are you half donkey? Get out of my way!”

What if Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights was just too jacked up on Mountain Dew to think clearly when he said, “if you ain’t first, you’re last”? We giggle and repeat silly phrases like these all the time, but the truth is a lot of us convert these thoughts into harmful core beliefs.

 

  • Highcar

    August 22, 2017 #1 Author

    My 7 year old son is not considered very resilient. He is very sensitive and gets teased for being a crybaby. He came last in a 1500m race a few weeks ago. Im prouder of him than if he’d come first. His determination, courage and strength of character to continue running when everyone else was finished, was inspirational. He went on to run another 3 races that day and came last in all of them (he lost his shoe and fell in one of them). I learnt something new about him that day. I got him a trophy to remind him – but more importantly, me – of what he’s capable of and what it means to keep going. If he can do that, I can too.

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    • growthguided

      August 22, 2017 #2 Author

      We can all learn from your son and who stepped out in courage (: Thank you for sharing that with us!

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