While the destination may be different, the actual path to success is very similar. Success starts with mindset: the right perspective, the right outlook, the right motivation, and a real sense of purpose. All parents want their children to stay on the path to success and reaching their individual dreams.
That’s why it is so important to help your kids remember what they need to do. What comes next on the list other than to able to work hard, to be responsible?
The following lessons not only help them today, but also boost their confidence they will carry them through the rest of their lives, no matter where their hopes and dreams may take them.
- Train them to beat the “Fear of The Unknown”
The most paralyzing fear is fear of the “unknown”.
They are afraid of entering and exploring the new ground, because they think they might get in trouble. They are afraid of losing what they already have by jumping into the unknown.
Encourage them to Take the first step and beat the fear of the unknown. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain. So, get out of your fears, do something and make a difference.
- Tell Them Small Steps Add Up To Big Goals.
People benefit from concentrating on small “sub-goals” in the early stages of a pursuit, they should focus instead on the larger objective in the late stages, research says.
Hesitation and uncertainty stop them from acting on their dreams. It can be overcome by picking one plan, one goal, or one idea. And get started. Just take one small step.
- Advise them “Be who you are and say what you feel”
Bernard Baruch put it well when he said, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter doesn’t mind.” Don’t let them imagine that you can stop caring what everyone thinks. Teach them to seek out the people who see your strengths and goodness and whom you trust. Better yet, you will be proud of you. That’s the best pride of all.
- Fuel them to do hard work with trust.
It’s troubling because a distrustful environment leads to expensive and sometimes terminal problems. A high-trust environment is “fun,” “supportive,” “motivating,” “productive,” and “comfortable.”
Always tell them even when everything seems stacked against you, effort and persistence are on your side – and often they are the only things you truly need.
- Helping other people always feel good
Whenever you get a chance to help others, go for it and, it not only will you get respect – the respect that comes from making a difference, however fleeting, in another person’s life, which is the best kind of respect there is.
- Encourage them by saying “Good is the Best”
Nothing is ever perfect. No one is ever perfect. The people who come close are the people who work hard, do the best they can, and let it go. The people who care about you will tell you how you can improve, and that means you’ll get to make improvements that actually matter to people, and eventually overcome any shortcomings.
- Embrace every failure: Own it, learn from it
When you distance yourself from failure by making excuses, you can’t learn from your failures. It’s true that some bad day, something completely outside your control will cause you to fail but most of the time, though, it’s you. And that’s OK. In fact, that’s great. Every successful person has failed numerous times. Most of them have failed a lot more often than you can imagine that’s why they’re successful now.