April 26, 2013
What was true then is true now: focus and discipline will take you far.
I showed up at the kitchen table almost every day of my young school life. It was “homework central” in our house (well, I made it so). And sometimes it was a group effort.
My mother had a day job, but she was never too tired to sit down with me and demonstrate how to craft a better sentence or solve an equation. Boy, was she patient with my math skills.
So when a day that starts out feeling uncertain finishes with a sense of accomplishment, it’s because you showed up. Working gives you more energy, not less.