When I was growing up, I had one of the most self-destructive habits of all – a fear of failure. Things I learned from my parents changed my view on what could make a person successful. When you’re afraid of the outcome of your actions, you have a very limited ability to do the things that are required of you in order to be successful. Here are some of the things that I learned from my parents.
My Parents Showed Me The Way
My mom and dad showed me that I didn’t need to be the smartest person in the room to achieve any kind of success. They showed me that by understanding that most people were just like me, with varying levels of intelligence and abilities, and simply seeking out the same things in life that I was pursuing, that I could learn from them. These were simple, fundamental principles of the human mind. I still use them today.
Value Of Humility
Another thing that I learned from my parents was the value of humility. If you were going to be successful, you had to be humble, and stop pretending to be something that you’re not. If you’re pretending to be someone that you’re not, you won’t get anywhere fast.
Focus is another thing that I learned from my parents. People don’t want to be around someone who is faking what they believe. If you have ten goals and no focus, you’ll never get anywhere. Focus is a necessity. Learn how to focus and go for it! If you don’t have a focus for your goals, you will never know what you are achieving and if you do, you’ll be too overwhelmed to ever really accomplish much.
Never Give Up
The number one way to get ahead in life is to be a go-getter. You must not give up until you reach your goals. So many people let their fear of failure get in the way of getting ahead. When you do that, you set yourself up for failure. So in conclusion, the number one way to learn things from my parents is to always put in a little effort and be a go-getter.
Avoid Bad Habits
I also learned by example. Everyone has bad habits, but I tried to turn those into habits that were positive. For example, many times I would eat a bag of chips when I should have eaten an apple. So instead of making myself hungry, I would eat an apple and fill up on the sugar rush.
Now, some parents have raised their kids in a way that didn’t allow them to have any real learning. Unfortunately, there are still too many people in this world that do that. They block out the things that are important in life. Instead, they focus on what is important only to the degree that it helps them get through the day.
There is nothing wrong with learning from life. Life is filled with learning experiences. The problem comes in when people focus on what they don’t like. And there is nothing wrong with that, either. In fact, sometimes it’s good to learn how to love what you don’t like.