We can’t reasonably expect to achieve true success, if we remain passive witnesses of other people’s tragedy. True success is not climbing up the ladder while treading on the misfortunes of others; we can only experience the joy of true success when we work to empower others to join us on our path.
I was feeling in a bit of trivial mood, after working really hard at getting a free audio course written and ready for recording, and I wanted to edit an account online. This poem was inspired by an innocent search!
I was looking for God on google,
And what do you think I found?
Godzilla and Go Daddy!
Who’s trying to win me round?
Another post tomorrow – a bit more topical, I think!
Reaction usually starts out as an abrupt and unthinking response to an event, and is a major cause of communication breakdown. However hard you may try to get your children to “behave well”, when you react, you teach them to react. You can save yourself from reacting by deliberately pausing between the event and your response. This is what is meant by the proverb, “Look before you leap”. You’ll find that your children become less reactive and more responsive in return – given time.
As a parent, you’re now raising your awareness of how your own attitude affects Continue reading
Short clips extolling the benefits of interesting learning resources. Someone’s beginning to realise that “educational” doesn’t have to mean “so boring for so many kids that they have to be ‘forced to learn'”.
We live in a culture where finding fault with other people is seen and experienced as the main way of dealing with problems. Offered in a supportive way criticism can be very useful, but it’s usually delivered and received as an attack. In the critic’s mind, it’s always the other who’s wrong, so that the critic never has to look inwardly at themselves.
As a result, many people are afraid to reach out and truly help others on their own terms. We need to find a way back to communicating effectively.
How many people have arguments where, after it’s over, neither person has any greater understanding of the other? The argument has yielded nothing, because each person was listening only to his or her own point of view.
Family arguments start by one complaining about another. Complaining is a form of criticism, whereas commending the good and showing gratitude have the power to bring out the best in everyone.This is cultivating the listening in your child, and at any time of life this is the road to success.
But while you’re waiting for the change to occur in him, if that’s what needs to happen, you can cultivate your own listening, so that you can speak in a way which he can hear.
Speak to the listening of your child.