Left to their own devices I’m certain a child will excel in their chosen passion regardless of education.
Children naturally learn about what interests them and as I witnessed today, when it comes to doing things they love, they become determined, excited, and keen to learn.
Today my 6yr old Oliver begged me to take him to the driving range. ( his grandad takes him maybe once a month but had most recently taken him just 2 days ago! ) He whinged and whined consistently and persistently for a looooong time before I relented. He then became excited as we arrived and got straight down to hitting his balls.
Oliver was doing well and I let him get on with it (because I have no clue when it comes to golf) as I sat and watched whilst enjoying a coffee with a friend.
What happened next amazed me........
There was a man next to Oliver who was clearly very good at hitting the ball and hitting it far! I looked over to see Oliver now turned around facing the man and examining what he was doing. I’ve never seen him concentrate so much and analyse someone so intently. He watched the man set up his shot, position himself , practice his swing and then follow through with his shot. Without a word to anyone, Oliver then turned himself around and emulated the golfers actions with a look of sheer determination. This kid is a very loud and rowdy 6 yr old!! But for that moment, he was calm, quiet and determined to hit that ball.
So... What did this teach me?
1. If you want something, make it known - shout it from the rooftops if you have to. The more people that know about your goal the more you are likely to come across people who want to help you achieve it.
2. Be persistent - it makes other know you’re serious about whatever you want.
3. Express your excitement - happiness is infectious and people are more likely to cheer you on when you’re doing something you love
4. Get to it - just make it happen and be an action taker
5. Surround yourself with people who are good at what you want to do.
6. Emulate those you admire. Watch & learn
7. Be consistent - Try, try and try again. Practice makes perfect ........ or at least it makes you hit golf balls further!
9. Just Do It! - Be an action taker and make it happen
Having said all this, it no wonder my son is the way he is. From the moment he was conceived I worked on his energies and made a conscious effort to install positive beliefs into him so he would believe he could achieve anything he wanted and know he has the power to make his dreams come true.
Unfortunately for most people, our parents didn’t know about personal development. They didn’t know the things they said and did would have a lasting influence over us and affect our future happiness.
Luckily for us, we now live in a time of information and empowerment. We are able to address our shortfalls and find help and support to make long lasting positive change.
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