Albert Einstein once said:
“If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
How are you judging/measuring people?
What standards have been set?
Tell me about the expectations? Have you had an open dialogue about these?
What type of fish are you dealing with? There are tons of varieties each with different characteristics and abilities.
Pushing a fish to climb a tree seems stupid and yet it happens all the time. Think about work, home, volunteer/community activities. You’ve seen it. If we’re honest, we’ve even done it. So let’s stop. Fish don’t climb trees. Fish swim.
Let’s stop leading fish to trees. They need to be lead to water so they can do what they were meant to do.