4 Motivational Life Lessons We Can All Learn From Children

Posted: December 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

Many people find that when it comes to getting the
boost of motivation that they need to achieve their
personal or professional goals, they look to older
mentors for advice, or the people who have done it
before.
This is a great place to look if you want someone to
model yourself after. However, when it comes to
finding some motivational life tips, many people do not
realize that the best sources for inspiration are often
right in front of them, they just need to look down.
Kids can be some of the best people to look to for
motivation and can offer lessons that any adult can
benefit from. Many times, it is because kids are still
operating with a clean slate, and have not been
influenced by their experiences or the world around
them.
While there is no way to go back and have the same
world view that children do, there are some important
life lessons that we can learn from children, if we just
take the time to look at the way they view the world.
Here are 4 lessons we can learn from
children:
1. Never stop exploring
When you stop exploring, asking questions and having a
general curiosity about the world , you have started to
limit yourself and the type of opportunities that can be
put in front of you. Kids have this uncanny ability to
ask strings of questions in order to find out everything
from “ why does a bird fly? ” to “ where do babies come
from? ” This mentality of exploring and asking questions
cannot only help you learn more, but it may open up
new opportunities, passions or pathways that you never
considered before.
2. They are not afraid to
make mistakes
If you look at a little kid trying something new for the
first time, you will quickly see how fearless they are.
They may try a hundred times to tie their shoes, and do
a rather poor job at it, but they will keep doing it over
and over again no matter how many times they fail.
They may try to stand up 50 times in a row, without
success, but it doesn’t mean they will stop. This is
because kids are not as pressured by society as we
are about failures. They don’t let one mishap bring them
down . If we all took our failures in this way, many of
us would be far more successful in our personal and
professional lives.
3. Be brave
It always seems to amaze people how brave little kids
can be. Whether they are ready to jump in the deep
end without knowing how to swim or climb on the roof
before they can really master walking, kids always
seem to be getting into dangerous situations without
fear. While this can give any parent a mild heart attack,
there is an important lesson to be learned about
bravery. You should not fear the unknown . Just
because you don’t know how something will end up,
you shouldn’t be afraid of it . Be brave when pursuing
your goals, and if you aren’t, then just pretend to be so
you can start moving forward.
4. They are not afraid to
dream big
Dreaming big is the first step to doing something big.
However, for many adults today, they are afraid to
dream too big because they are afraid of what other
people will say or they are afraid of failure. Kids do not
have this type of inhibition. Kids are never afraid to
dream big. Think about the last time you asked a little
kid what they wanted to be when they grew up.
Chances are you heard answers like “ a princess ,” “ an
astronaut ,” “ the first woman president,” or “ a baseball
player .” These are some pretty big and lofty dreams to
adults, but to kids they seem like reality. Don’t be
afraid to make your dreams a little bigger, you never
know if they are possible until you try.
What are some lessons you have
personally learned from kids? Please
share them with us in the comment
section below!

posted by Hari Krish

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