Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the process, about the journey.
I follow Positive Coaching Alliance. The other day, I saw this video, which made me think:
“Responsible Sports – Process Driven”
I thought about my family’s favorite philosophy when our kids were competitive figure skaters. Even though the rewards of winning can be great, it really is all about the journey.
“It’s All about the Journey” Word-Art Freebie
I research lots of posts about kids’ activities for my Living Montessori Now blog. I’ve been seeing a similar emphasis in blog posts about children’s art lately. While I do have holiday crafts on my kids’ holiday Pinterest boards, I have many examples of process art in my Kids’ Art Projects Pinterest board.
I love crafts for kids for helping develop skills and the ability to follow a sequence of steps, but I still feel it’s most important for kids to have lots of opportunities for process art. The process really is more important than the product.
I also saw a quote that I especially liked this week:
“I don’t believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.” Oprah Winfrey
So true about life in general. It really is all about the journey.
Photo Credit: Photo at the top of this post by Mark Chadwick at Flickr Creative Commons.