It is the day after Christmas. I am watching my youngest granddaughter make designs using a Spirograph and various colored pens. She is only six, yet she is intent on creating specific designs, taking care to choose the right wheel and the best colors.
Occasionally the pen slips out of the hole or the wheel jumps off of the sprockets on the ring. She gets frustrated but not for long. She sets her mind to work figuring out a solution so she can achieve the result she wants.
There is no settling.
She knows what she wants, nothing more, nothing less. She does not allow her initial feeling of frustration to derail her from the task at hand. I admire her clear focus and singular determination.
I want to be more like her.