How Long Does it Take to Learn?
How long does it take to learn
To bait a hook with a wiggly worm,
To make a bed, to wash a plate,
To swim, to dive, to figure skate,
To iron a shirt, to mend a seam,
To walk with balance on a beam?
How do you think grown-ups know
The way to dance, to paint, or sew?
They were all once children, too,
Learning skills that were brand new.
They felt tired, they got mad –
Sometimes, their moods were very bad!
Anytime you learn a skill,
It’s like climbing up a steep hill.
Stumbles, scrapes, a few Oh, no’s.
Accept them as your talent grows.
With patience you’ll see, bit by bit,
You’re getting better – so don’t quit!
- Author Unknown