Yes, that was my wife and our daughter. This was the moment our daughter broke through and started riding the bicycle.
I threw all the motivational talks, behavioural interventions, and Jedi-mindtricks I knew at our daughter. I tried to create small wins℠, dismantled dysfunctional coping mechanisms®, focused on systems™️ …..
Purpose, mastery, autonomy! I preached.
No? Okay, wait, let’s bring her clarity.
My wife stood up, handed me the phone, and demoted me to a home-video taker. She started running along side our daughter, cheered loudly, and the rest was history.
I suppose sometimes, “Simplicity is (indeed) the ultimate sophistication.” *
* Surprise! Leonardo probably didn’t say that quote.