Attitude and effort: the building blocks of achievement
Accomplishments may come and go, but a ‘can do’ attitude and best effort will take your kids through life.
Have you ever approached something with a ‘can’t do’ attitude? When have you seen that in your child? With that attitude, it often takes longer, can be more difficult than it needs to be, and can be exhausting.
We need to go back to the building blocks of a positive attitude and giving your best effort. All the rest will fall into place. Will they guarantee the results you desire? Sorry to say they won’t; however, the odds of improvement go up, and resiliency and positive self-esteem will grow.
It may sound trite, but it really is about the journey. Reaching a final destination is great, but oh, the stories we can tell about the road we traveled.
Quotes to ponder…
“The difference between ‘try’ and ‘triumph’ is a little umph. (Author Unknown)
“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” Thomas Jefferson
“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rogers