4 Easy Tools To Teach Kids How To FAIL; It’s The Only Way To Succeed.
It took Thomas Edison(light bulb inventor) 1,000 tries before he developed a successful prototype of the light bulb. A reporter asked him “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?” “I didn’t fail 1,000 times,” Thomas responded. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.”
(F.A.I.L) Finish All Intelligent Learning
FINISH what you started. One of the best way to teach kids this attitude is by demonstrating your work ethics. They must see you set goals and the perseverance attitude through tough times to reach your goals. That means failure, setbacks and tough times are not an excuse for not finishing what you started. When they see that you finished what you started, then that perseverance attitude will grow on them
ALL Failures and defeats are life’s greatest teachers. Too many parents play it safe by teaching their kids the same things they learn from their parents. Teach them to embrace all failures and defeats, because it’s the only way to succeed.
INTELLIGENT mindset is when your kids view failure as a way of understanding what it takes to be successful. You want them to understand that failure is not the end. Therefore we as parents must control the extent to which our kids perceive our stress or reactions. The more they embrace all failures and not to worry about things that happen to them, the more intelligent they become.
LEARNING is the key element when it comes to success. Successful people don’t mourn their mistakes but instead use them as learning tools for future gains. Parents need to be upfront with their kids, help them to think big and look at failure as a necessary step to succeed. When they learn to view Failure as a learning experience, then they also learn about their strengths, talents and they’ll strengthen their will for the next challenge.
Now it’s your turn. What do you think parents need to do or embrace if they want their kids to be successful. Let us know in the COMMENTS.