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.
Write about something you struggle with.
I confess: I am afraid I am not good enough.
We’re getting personal today, it seems. I feel like writing always leaves me naked, vulnerable. It’s something about undressing one’s soul. When you read someone, if you can read between the lines, a blog post, a book, poetry – all of them break the walls of the writer.
Indeed, I think many people struggle with this issue, not only artists (though there is no doubt they do!). I am not afraid of failure, as I think we should see it as a lesson. You know, a kick in the ass we need, so we move forward.
In regards to my work, I think my “inner critic” is to be blamed. I feel like no matter how much I work, even if I progress, I am not good enough – and then there comes the sensation that I will never be. I am not satisfied with my writing, the final result. I exhaust myself and give 110% to improve. I put my heart, my mind, my everything I am still afraid it’s not enough. As if I could’ve done more. I look up to different writers, and I don’t compare myself to them because styles are different and unique, but I feel like I can’t transmit so much emotion, that I don’t have what it takes. I am afraid that people read my work and don’t feel anything. Being indifferent would hurt me more than if people would dislike what I am writing.
Wait, that was out of blue. Ha-ha. Let me explain. (And start, as I should have, at the beginning.)
Believe it or not, I have few people around me who wish to take the same path I had and be a writer. When we talked, my question was always the same “What stops you?” In this era of technology, there are no boundaries – from sites where you can post your work to free blogs. And you can erase your work from any of them at any time. What these persons throw at me is
“I couldn’t be a writer. I don’t have what it takes.”
This made me question what it takes to be a writer. I took some time to think about this problem, and I finally have an answer. So, if you are one of these persons, please listen carefully!
Being a writer is not about degrees or courses! It’s not about being a certain age!
Being a writer is about having a way with words!
If you read enough, at some point you could create something yourself. All persons are creative whether they realise it or not. So to answer this question efficiently, I have to know a few things about you:
- Do you like to read?
- Do you like to create?
- Do you have a story to share?
And the most important one:
Do you want to be a writer?
If your answer was “yes” then congratulations! The next thing you need is to get started and stop procrastinating. No one is perfect. You will make mistakes – so what? I wrote my first novel at fourteen years old; I admit it could’ve beenw itten better. But if that story hadn’t been written, I would have never been where I am today.
We all start somewhere.
If you have a dream, you can spend a lifetime studying, planning, and getting ready for it. What you should be doing is getting started.
– Drew Houston
Hello! How are you?
Today’s post might seem a lazy one, but it’s really not. I am an avid quote searcher. Don’t ask me why because I’m not sure I know how to respond. I just like to see what others had deemed necessarily to say when it comes to certain matters such as love, life, nature, and religion. And I can’t forget the ones that simply motivate you to take life into your hands and do something.
When I’m down I love reading them. “Mood boost” is what describes best what happens in those moments.
I want to share with you ten quotes that have motivated me when I needed it the most. Who knows, maybe you just need to hear one of these sayings right now. Please, let me know what you think about them and which one is your favourite. I find inspiring all of them, but if I had to pick one, I’d choose number three.
That being said, let’s start!
- “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”— Frank A. Clark
- “It is your decisions not your conditions that truly shape the quality of your life.” — Anthony Robbins
- “Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” —Richard Bach
- “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it!” — Jonathan Winters
- “Vision without execution is hallucination.” — Thomas Edison
- “The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life.” —Dalai Lama
- “A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.” — English proverb
- “Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try.” — Dennis DeYoung
- “The best way to predict the future is to invent it…” — Alan Kay
- “Pay no attention to critics. No one ever erected a statue to a critic” — Werner Earhart
Should you feel alone at night,
I will always be your light;
Should you care what others say,
I will take away your pain;
Should you feel the need to cry,
I will be at your side by.
Don’t despair and don’t be sad
We are strong when we unite!
“You can’t make it!” She quitted.
Let’s talk a little about negative thoughts and their impact on your lives. Lesly Brown says “Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” I would also like to pinpoint that you are what you think and you can be anything you want imagination and dreaming know no limitation. Those who will teach you otherwise are narrow-minded and don’t want to let you bloom!
There are many persons who will tell you you’re not the right man to do something – whether out of envy or of their limitation. Don’t listen to them! You are an extraordinary person with amazing dreams which can be achieved. You have been gifted certain skills and have a certain role in this life. No one can fulfill the purpose you’re on Earth for.
Unfortunately, nowadays people now how to criticize, but not to offer constructive suggestions. Please, don’t be one of those people. Help without being judgemental. Appreciate one’s work even if it’s not the best of the best. Be compassionate. Be different!
Sadness and anger draw us back. We want to move forward, so we should get rid of such unwanted feelings. If there’s something bothering you, talk about it, create something, try to understand why it disturbs you.
If you read this right now, believe me, you beautiful being, you are unique. You shouldn’t let anyone convince you of the contrary.