Growing up as a child, we are limited as to what we can and cannot do and the factors that we face. The reason for this, based around our age and the rules that our parents set. We are restricted without choice. Those restrictions are going to be based on the parent’s childhood, and what the conditions of the environment the parents are growing up in. Some limitations that we faced growing up as a child was a set bedtime, what snacks we could eat, activities that we could or could not do, how much TV we could watch, along with what we could watch, among other activities. Having to face limitations like this is hard to do. Also as a kid we are limited by where we can go because we cannot drive, or we are just learning how to ride a bike. Once we learn how to ride a bike we start to gain more freedom and there are less limitations to where we can go. As a child, being faced with limits, and rules like this start to make us gain more motivation to trying harder. With trying harder at things it allows us to overcome those limitations, to give us free range.
Growing up, we were always told to take baby steps when moving onto doing harder activities, or learning new skills that we needed to conquer to help us with the future. An example in that the phrase “stepping stones” is referred to, is learning how to swim and even learning how to ride a bike. When learning how to swim a child is limited from going in the deep end, having to wear a life jacket, and having to wear arm floating devices to stay above water and not drown. While learning to ride a bike, a child is limited on what kind of bike they can get. They have the choice of one with training wheels to learn to balance, or no training wheels. Being faced with limits is what starts to motivate an individual at a young age. Another limit is learning how to swim without the help of a floating device. There are many more examples and other limitations that we face as a child that we soon learn to conquer to have full freedom.