Setting Small Goals.

The other day, when I was watching a news item on TV and a man caught my attention. He's an astronaut and has stayed at the International Space Station, Mr. Kimiya Yui. He was on the news answering questions from children in Japan.
One of his answers was an eye-opener to me. These are the details: A girl, who is a junior high school student, asked him, "Did you get in a bind during the training session to become an astronaut? How did you emerge from the difficulties when you struggled?" He answered, "Yes, I faced difficulties and they were very challenging to me. However, becoming an astronaut was my dream, so I set small goals which I could achieve easily when I was almost collapsed. I stepped closer to my final goal by achieving them one by one."

I assume that many moms have been fretted about their kids' homework in their summer vacation. I am one of them because my son put it on the back burner! I had nagged at him and rushed him into buckling down on his homework, but it didn't work. What was worse, it killed his enthusiasm, as you can easily imagine.

After watching the news, I told him to set small goals and tried to wait and see. I don't want to sound that I'm a doting mom, but he is honest and basically diligent actually. I know our paces are different, so I decided to leave it up to his own pace.
Mr. Yui's words eased my irritation and were big tipss for me on how to handle my son.

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