Many times we hold our children back from achieving greatness because of our own fears. Fears based on our past experiences, we think we can protect them from similar experiences we had that did not go so well. Granted some of these are necessary, most however are not. It is those very experiences that shaped us. Exposing them to challenges even when we know they may not succeed initially and still being proud of their accomplishments even if the end result is simply participation will help them develop the tools and skills they need to succeed and be great. Our roles as parents and guides is not to make it easy for them, not to always help them win, but rather to expose them to the opportunities for them to learn how to win for themselves. It is our job to give them the tools to make informed decisions and once we truly believe they are fully equipped to make the decision then we are obligated to trust their call, even if it scares us.