We were driving home after school and discussing a looming hurricane.
Me – “I hope it doesn’t come.”
Her – “Why, so we don’t get hurt?”
Me – “No, because I make money teaching tennis.”
Her – “That’s not the only reason to teach. It also helps you learn it better. You learn it by showing.”
Me – That’s true. That reminds me of the Chinese Proverb: ‘Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I’ll remember. Involve me and I’ll understand.’ But what good does it do me to learn for my own game now?
Later on, back at home we discussed high-level tennis players…
Me – “But don’t you think i’m too old? Those people on TV are in their 20s. People say that you slow down when you’re in your late 30s and 40s.”
Her – “Maybe don’t listen to them and follow what you think. try your best and see what happens.”
She then trotted out as I pondered training once again while thinking I should stay focused on my creative projects.”
Like she was reading my mind she added as she rounded the corner…
Her – “Follow what you’re good at, not what you’re not good at.”