Kids seem to think they should be judged on effort, good intentions, and process. If they do something according to the prescribed steps, they believe that should be sufficient. The real world, however, judges on results. One example: Looking both ways before you cross the street is not enough. The 3,000-pound vehicle barreling toward you doesn’t care what you did, and it will smash into you if you get in its way. The objective is not to go through a certain routine (looking both ways); it is to cross the street safely. It can be a painful lesson.