Thursday, April 21, 2011

Valuable Lessons We Can All Learn from Kids

As I was surfing the Internet today, I ran across an awesome guest post by M.Farouk Radwan on Unlock the Door, a personal development blog by a young man named Stu. The post in question, 5 Lessons of Life from Our Children, is excellent and you absolutely must read it! (update 1/17/13 - discovered the article link is broken so I removed it)

Farouk highlights the innate persistence, optimism and creativity that comes so naturally for children. (I know, that’s only three things so go read the post to find the other two.) When do we start to lose that anyway? Somewhere along the way, as we grow and mature, we start to give up more easily, become more “realistic” and stifle our creative expression. Now how counterproductive is that?

Anyway, read the post and give this some serious thought. What can you do to emulate a child (no temper tantrums, please!). We’re blessed with 10 grandchildren of various ages, including a soon-to-be-3 little man and a darling 5 month old baby girl who will both be here this weekend. I’m going to watch them closely with Farouk’s points in mind and see what lessons I can learn.

How about you? Got any kids handy? If not, find yourself a few - there are valuable lessons to be learned!

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