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Want To Experience A Happier, Fuller Life…Learn How From Kids

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Want To Experience A Happier Fuller Life - Learn How From Kids

Bryan McGill: “Our children can be our greatest teachers if we are humble enough to receive their lessons.”

Children Are Always Fully Present

Have you ever noticed a child performing a task? Regardless of how mundane the task is, they get so caught up, that time seems to stand still. They are fully present. Being fully present means having your focus, your attention, your thoughts and feelings all fixed on the task at hand.

Life is so full of worries and regrets that compete for our attention, that “being fully present” represents an unattainable goal. Just like a child, being fully present can make us better listeners, build a tougher immune system and have more happiness. From today you have the duty to bring your undivided attention to whatever task at hand. This is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves and those around us.

Not Afraid Of Being Judged or Criticized

I have had the opportunity to teach public speaking and English to preschoolers. One of my biggest realizations is that my preschool kids improve faster than their older counterparts. Why? As a child grows older, they become self-conscious, and consequently become less willing to practice.

The expectations placed upon us makes us become less expressive, we don’t take risks, get complacent and laziness starts to set in. Like a child, we have the right not to let others’ perception or self-imposed limitations prevents us from failing, learning and improving.

Learn to fail and fail to learn as if there was no tomorrow. What have you been putting off because of fear of failure? Think of a task you’ve been putting off. Now, use a fresh, naïve, childlike approach, act as if fear of being judged was not on the table, how would the situation change? Chances are a change of perspective was all you needed to breakthrough.

Kids Forgive and Forget

Ever see a child fret after being reprimanded? How long did it take them to get back to their natural, happy state? Children have the amazing capacity to regain their initial level of joy almost immediately after being punished. They hold no grudge, they forgive and forget.

As is with any skill, this is a skill we can learn with practice. While it may be reasonable to be angry when offended, sometimes we hold to the anger more than necessary. We talk about it, we think about it, we even lose sleep over it. Unknowingly the problem becomes a priority.

We forget that people don’t do us wrong because of who we are but because of who they are. The best we can do is to let it go…forgive and forget. We cannot afford to carry a grudge around, as it will do more harm than good. Think of someone you need to forgive, call them right now and forgive and see how you feel. |  See the full story here… addicted2success.com

About the Author

Bachir Bastien envisions a world where everyone wakes up every day with the unwavering certitude that whatever they will be engaged in, will be another stepping stone toward achieving their full potential.

 

My philosophy for a happy life by teenager Sam Berns | TED Talks

Just before his passing on January 10, 2014, Sam Berns was a Junior at Foxboro High School in Foxboro, Massachusetts, where he achieved highest honors and was a percussion section leader in the high school marching band. He also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.

Sam was diagnosed with Progeria, a rare, rapid aging disease, at the age of 2. He is featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary Life According to Sam, which premiered on HBO on October 21, 2013, 2 days before his 17th birthday.

 

More resources:

10 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Children | HuffPost

    1. Every day is a fresh start. “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it …
    2. Creative pursuits are fun and good for you. “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill …
    3. Be courageous. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin. Sing out …
    4. Laugh every day. “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charlie Chaplin.

 

13 Life Lessons Every Adult Should Learn From Kids

    1. Being generous & compassionate. Sharing things without expecting anything in return.
    2. Never ever giving up. When children learn to ride cycles, no matter how many times they fall, they …
    3. Not judging people on the basis of their caste, color or religion. A child neither understands color …
    4. Not being worried about “What will people think” A child doesn’t care what society will think or say. …

 

8 Life Lessons to Learn From Children – Simple Health Cures

8 Life Lessons to Learn From Children.  The act of learning a new skill (especially a new language or musical instrument) sharpens the mind and keeps it young. What We Should Learn: Ask questions. Be inquisitive. Pick up a new skill or hobby or area of research and learn it with the openness and mind of a …

 

See also: Health & Wellness Channel| Self Improvement Solutions at Elevate Christian Network

 

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Cee Harmon is founder of Elevate Christian Network and Elevate Your Potential Magazine. He enjoys helping people improve the quality of their lives - spirit, soul, and body.
 
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