The Impossible Origami Squirrel
it was a book by John Montroll, an origami master and mathematician (I wouldn't recommend any of his books for someone who's just learning origami). I ended up giving up and returning the book without being able to complete a single model. It was a very discouraging experience, but I'm glad it didn't lead me to give up on origami altogether.
The Gift that Changed Everything
This simple and inexpensive calendar does the following:
Sometimes I still can't believe I can fold this guy by memory!
Just Don't Give Up
Now, I'm not an origami master like John Montroll or Robert Lang (who works for NASA using his origami skills), but the skills I gained from folding every day with my calendar have gotten me to where I am today.
Learning to fold this these dragons took forever, but I'm so glad I didn't quit because they are the coolest!
With practice and patience I believe that we can become skilled at anything we do, as long as we are willing to learn from our mistakes and try again when we fail. Learning a new skill is tough, and origami can be quite challenging, but if you don't give up and try hard enough - I believe eventually you too can fold that "impossible" squirrel - and it'll turn out amazing!