Why You Should Try Stuff You Might Never Be Good At

Letting go of the desire to “win” isn’t easy, but it’s worth it

Nicole C. Kear
Moms Don’t Have Time to Write
6 min readJul 7, 2021

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A few days ago, I gave my 16-year-old a trumpet.

He does not know the first thing about playing the trumpet — or playing any brass instrument for that matter. When he was younger, he dabbled in guitar briefly, and that’s been the extent of his…

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Nicole C. Kear
Moms Don’t Have Time to Write

Author, Essayist, Professor of Writing // Books: Now I See You: a memoir; Foreverland; The Fix-It Friends series // www.nicolekear.com