Once upon a time, there was a young boy named Joe. He was always full of energy and had a passion for learning new things. Every morning, Joe and his family would wake up early and attend church to learn more about God and morality. But one Sunday, Joe’s father had a special surprise for him – he had decided to take Joe on a trip to a nearby museum.
At the museum, Joe was absolutely enthralled with all of the artifacts on display and quickly became lost in their beauty and mystery. But one thing caught Joe’s eye and he kept coming back to it – the ancient Mayan stone carving of a tree with a looping spiral at its root.
Joe asked his father what it meant, and his father replied, “It’s a representation of the concept of Iteration. Iteration is a process of repeating something over and over again, until a desired goal is achieved.”
Joe was very intrigued by this concept, so he asked his father to explain it further.
“To understand iteration better,” his father said, “we should look at it with an example. Say, you have an idea for a new invention, but you don’t know how to make it. Well, the process of iteration would be to keep trying different ways of making it, until you find the one that works. You might make changes to the design or use different parts or materials, but the important thing is that you keep at it and don’t give up. That’s the essence of iteration.”
Joe was amazed by the idea and knew he had to try it out. So, over the next few days, Joe spent all of his free time in his family’s garage, tinkering away on his invention. He tried different parts, materials, and designs, but nothing seemed to work. Joe was starting to get discouraged, but he remembered his father’s advice and kept on tinkering – and eventually, he succeeded in making his invention.
From then on, Joe applied the concept of iteration to everything he did – whether it was building a new toy, solving a math problem, or even just getting better at playing his favorite sport. And over time, he found great success in almost every endeavor he tried.
The moral of the story is that through hard work and dedication, you can achieve anything you set your mind to, as long as you’re willing to keep iterating and don’t give up.