What three lessons do you want your children to learn from you?
Hello, guys! Today’s post challenge was an interesting one if you ask me – because there are so many lessons I would like to pass on to my children. Choosing three most important ones for me was difficult. I was not expecting it to be this hard. Before you continue reading my article, please take a few moments and think about the question and what your answer would be (if you feel like sharing, I would love to hear your opinion).
Without further ado…
1.Speak up their mind
By no means, being humble and respectful is important, but so is speaking up your mind. Miscommunication or the lack of it leads to a lot of problems. Not speaking up their mind makes people have frustrations and not being able to make decisions for them, always following one’s lead.
If one thinks something is wrong, he should say it. If he has another opinion, he should say it. It took me a while to figure this out. I consider myself to have been partially shy if that’s even possible – haha – and I wish I realised sooner the importance of not holding back. I agree, one has to be polite at the same time, though the other’s attitude influences how we act and react.
This one is obvious. To be honest, I am one of the least inclined person to judge someone else – because I think we’ve got the right to make our own choices and that sometimes what we see isn’t the reality itself. How one looks or just because one has a weird quirk or is different, that doesn’t make him a bad person – or someone who needs to be “fixed.”
Me myself I am aware of my weirdness, and I embrace it. Maybe that’s why I am so non-judgmental.
People go through different experiences that change them, and we don’t know one’s past or what’s on their mind. Thus, we don’t have the right to judge or criticise, or to think we know what’s better for them.
3.Go after their dreams
I’ve been told a million times that I will never make it as a writer or that I dream too big or that I set unachievable goals. I am the type of person whom if you tell she can’t do something, she will try her best to prove you wrong.
I would like my children that when passion and hard work go hand, in hand there’s not such a thing as dreaming too big. It might take a month, a year, twenty years, but if you want something with your whole heart, you can make it a reality. I do believe that. I don’t think it’s easy, or that there aren’t moments when you want to give up, but at the very end, everything is possible.
We listen to motivational speeches and real books, yet some of us don’t dare to go for it. Indeed, there are moments when risking is easier; still, if you have (or even if you don’t have) the support of the close ones, these decisions are not hard to take. If we look at it from another perspective, it is essential that when we die, we’re satisfied with what we did, the choices we made – that we don’t have the regret of “I wish I had followed that dream.”
Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.
– Gail Devers