Lessons from my 8 Year Old Nephew.


Sometimes I envy kids. The simplicity of their life, the simplicity in the process of their decision making. For them A is A and B is B, not over thinking or fussing over the how's and the why's.

A few weeks ago, my nephew was given homework from school, he had no idea what the homework was called, didn't know how to explain it but knew exactly what he wanted to achieve.

Apparently he was supposed to find pictures of children doing different activities, cut out these pictures and stick them on a cardboard paper, in some sort of chart.

After searching for the pictures, he realised that he couldn't find all the pictures he required but was ready to start cutting the ones he already found. I told him to try and find all the pictures before he started, but he was adamant. Now this was the lesson this young man taught me "do what you can, with what you have, when you can".

Being the adult, I was overthinking and trying to be "organised" by wanting everything set out before he started, but that may not have been the wisest decision.

A lot of us have put so many things on hold because we feel we don't have all the resources that are needed to begin, but the truth is, we have all we need at that particular point in time.

It could be that you want to be a fashion designer but don't have a sewing machine to begin, don't let that stop you from starting something, start sketching your design ideas, make friends with tailors around you and ask if you can learn with them, until you can afford your own materials to set out on your own.

Whatever the case may be, start with what you have at the moment, start small, you will definitely grow as time goes on.

Have you ever learnt a valuable lesson from a child? I would love to hear all about it. Hit me up in the comments section.

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  1. My 9 year old is the most persistent and most hardworking kid I have ever met. Her confidence and belief in hardwork sweeps me off my feet. Since she started schooling in a montessori she had the mindset of being first in class. It took her 4 years of being second but she finally got it. She also wanted to be student of the week while in grade 2 which was a position only given to grade 4 students, this she achieved in grade 3 and got to chance of give a speech on assembly which was like a dream for her. She failed before getting there but it seemed like she failed to succeed and each time she would ask me what the others did right instead of what she did wrong. She inspire me alot if only she knew how much. Martha Odudu, this one is for you.


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