Seems like such a simple thing to say, to think, to pass along. And yet, it seems a lot of us don’t actually hear these words very often. Or not nearly as often as we need to.
As a parent, I tell my kids “good job!” quite often. They tell each other “good job!”. They tell us “good job!” I try to repeat the message, “good job, you kept trying and you did it!” Because failure doesn’t mean you stop trying. I fail every day, but I keep trying. It’s all good. That’s what I want my kids to learn. You don’t give up. You keep trying. And THAT is why I say, “GOOD JOB!”
This is what we teach our kids, and yet it seems as adults we don’t say it or hear it as often as we need to as evidenced by this simple status I posted last night on Facebook: