I had writer’s block big time yesterday!
I appeared to have lost my verve. I usually think of blog post ideas when I wake up in the middle of the night unable to get back to sleep. Some of my best ideas, IMHO, come from those quiet moments around 3am…
…but I digress.
As I was trying desperately to come up with an awesome idea for a broadcast I was wasting some time perusing Facebook. Not my best use of my time but sometimes it works.
This video came up and I was memorized. This is what I should have been telling my kids. I think I did a fairly good job parenting but I did put too much emphasis on school. I have realized that since my daughter has been in University and my son is building his own business. Good grades are great but they are not the end all be all.
Not everyone has to be the “best” at everything. Why don’t we simply encourage our children and ourselves to pursue our dreams, our desires, our happiness? Why do we believe that the “social norm” is what everyone should be striving for?
As Jay Shetty explains:
The artist will not need to be proficient in math
The entrepreneur doesn’t need to be well versed in history.
The athlete doesn’t need to excel in physics
The musician will not need a high grade in chemistry.
We need to allow our children and ourselves to be great at what we naturally excel in. Find their/our passion and follow that path.
Happiness will follow suit.
And always remember…
…if you can’t climb a tree you are still intelligent and talented but in your own way.
So today I’m just going to work on being the best ME and I urge you to do the same.