Sometimes (very much only sometimes) facebook serves up a really awesome post. As the title of this post states, these items all require no talent. Your kid does not need to be super smart to do any of these. What they do need is some direction. Some coaching. Someone to show them these qualities, and to start experiencing the benefits they can bring.
Here they are:
Bang. What a list.
Make these part of every-day life. Start small. Introduce them in conversation. Be proud when these qualities are being demonstrated.
How often do you or your kids simply do something without thinking about it. It can be anything. Cleaning a room, reading a book, doing your shopping, going on a bike ride.
Have you thought about what you are doing. Am I doing it correctly, have I got all the information I need, have I forgotten anything, is there anything else that I should be doing/bringing/thinking about.
Case in point .. my bike riding.
I was always forgetting something. Gloves. Water bottle. Keys. Reflective bag cover for my backpack.
I was getting sore shoulders from the shock of riding over the bumps on the path I take to work.
I kept on riding, kept on forgetting things, my shoulder ache never seemed to clear up.
Then one day I stopped at the front door of my house and thought "enough". I will not forget stuff again. I will not tolerate a sore shoulder anymore.
So I did two things. Made a commitment that as I leave the house I stop and think about all the things I should have with me on the ride. Very simple. But very effective. I have not forgetten anything in months. I still stop every single day and think about my riding checklist.
I also went on youtube and researched shoulder soreness for bike riders. Turns out the position of my arms was too stiff, I was carrying too much tension in my shoulders. So I took some pointers and now I ride with my arms slightly more bent, slightly more relaxed, and my torso takes some of the tension that my shoulders used to take. Shoulder soreness gone.
All because I had an 'aha' moment and decided to think about what I was doing.
Can you apply this to something, anything, today. Right now.
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