Are we too concerned with protecting our kids from failure?
I'm reading this book The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey right now and it's about how the best parents learn to let go so their children can succeed. Highly recommend it...
#MidlifeMale Tip: Guys, if you're ever wondering what you should be reading, just check your wife's nightstand...
Do we want our kids to succeed more for us or genuinely for themselves?
Winners are not people who never fail but people who never quit.
So, what’s the better lesson? Success or failure? Is one better than the other? Short term or long?
Success is enviable. Failure is inevitable.
It’s how we deal with failure that determines whether we are successful or not in the future.
You can choose to get angry, think that life and situations are unfair, blame others...or you can work thru it, forge ahead, make the adjustments and improvements necessary to succeed and overcome the fear of failure.
Not being afraid to fail provides the freedom and confidence to adapt, pivot, regroup and persevere.
Aren't these lessons we want our kids to learn early and to continue to learn as they grow and enter more challenging life situations?
Shouldn't we start as early as possible on this?
At some point it is only YOU who determines if something stops you or not. Only you can determine if failure is the end or the beginning.