The insights, conversations and behind-the-scene news of Heather Headley.

Archive for December, 2011

My New Resolution

posted on: Friday, December 30th, 2011

So… I was watching this documentary on this school that believes that in order to be politically correct and “fair,” physically capable children should not jump rope with a rope, play tag, or keep score in sports (among other things). WHAT?! It’s a competitive world out there. There are so many people scratching and clawing to make it to the top…actually… just to get into the heap! Why are we trying to raise a group of people that don’t understand hard work or failure? Don’t our best lessons come from our failures and not our successes? Trials produce perseverance, and perseverance produces character (to steal a quote from the Good Book). To achieve greatness in anything, we have to be willing to put ourselves out there, try, fail, pick ourselves up, and try again! That in itself is success, isn’t it? I want our son to be a gracious, empathetic winner. He’s not going to be the best at everything, so he needs to learn how to lose. And when he does lose, even if it hurts, he needs to be just as gracious. How can you ever learn to jump rope if you DON’T HAVE A ROPE!
‘Sorry I’m so mad about this, but the documentary got me.
As we go into this New Year, there are many things that I want to accomplish. So, I’m tackling it all head first, and I look forward to the adversities and the challenges (even if I’m shaking all the way!). Let’s not allow the fear of failure to change our course or slow us down. NOT FOR A SECOND! I’m giving myself permission to fail. Because then I’m going to get up and come back better than EVER! This is what I wish for you!