I have written countless times how much I admire children and see so much of what we should be (as adults) in them. A good example is how we as individuals approach change or the possibility thereof. Children are adventurous by nature, even the introverted ones seek out new experiences want to learn and soak up all of life without discrimination or reservation. Children instinctively know that for them to grow and develop they must continually learn, push their boundaries and leap every now and again. Imagine the process of learning to walk from a child's perspective. It is a new concept, they have never tried it before and there is no guarantee of success, yet they go for it (leap) and they fall...countless times in fact before they get the hang of it and are off! An adult in the same situation would be conflicted about things like, assurance of success, minimised risk of failure, least personal cost and fear of the unknown. A child sees through the eyes of 'why not' with a sense of curiosity that propels them forwards to their advantage...Adults see through the eyes of 'what if' with a sense of trepidation at what is unknown, at the challenge of a new beginning, at the concept of being evicted from their comfort zone, at the thought of change.
It is no surprise then that while children advance in knowledge, develop faster, learn like sponges, recover from setbacks quicker and are more willing to try, adults are constantly seeking an insurance policy to remove risk from the equation, stunting their advancement in the process...With mounting responsibility, increasing uncertainty in the world and change being thrust upon us daily, how then can we sort 'the wheat from the chaff' of life and find a place where we can live free of inhibitions and fear and embrace change? Perspective -- The way we view life, choices, and the future has a huge impact on how we approach change and the risks and opportunities that come with it.