What is the best thing to give to your child?
Is it formal education?
Is it money?
Is it a business?
Is it an investment portfolio?
Is it a real property?
What is the best thing to give to your child?
Well, surprisingly, it’s none of those!
My parents have been awesome in every way; they’ve spent so much providing for me, educating me, and so on. But the greatest thing they did for me, for which I’m most grateful, is something money cannot buy! It’s not the degrees they helped me to acquire, it’s not a real property, business, or investment portfolio; it’s worth far more than all that! Interestingly it turns out to be the first and most amazing seed every great parent sows into the life of his / her child. Indeed, all the world’s truly great achievers had their parents (or some other mentors) sowing that seed into them.
Take Thomas Edison (one of the greatest inventors of all time) for instance; he had only a few months of formal schooling and had to drop out because he was unable to cope. His mother sowed that seed into him, and without even going back to the classroom he went on to spearhead the development of many of the innovations (especially inventions) that have blessed our lives (including the light bulb, the phonograph, and several hundreds more; he holds more than 1,000 patents to his credit), having founded one of the biggest electric companies in the world (which is now a core part of General Electric or GE).
For the purpose of this presentation, and especially because I may not know who you are, I simply use ‘child(ren)’ to represent both your biological child(ren) (if you have) and / or any other person(s) under your care and mentorship; for instance the students (or pupils) if you are a teacher, the congregation (especially the children, teens and young adults) if you are a pastor, and so on.
Now, what really is the first and most amazing seed every great parent sows into the life of his / her child?
In a single word I call it ‘Zing!‘
I will be explaining, and as earlier intimated, all the world’s truly great achievers had their parents (or some other mentors) sowing that seed into them. Now, sow that same seed into your children and you’ll be amazed at what they will become, and the fantastic contributions they will be making in life. And it’s something that is so simple to do! I will explain what this seed is all about, and then I will go on to show you how to sow this same seed into the life of your children.
So what is this ‘Zing’ seed I’m talking about?
It is special grit! It is grit that is based on full awareness of one’s true potential and / or one’s true self-worth and adequate practical guidance on how to harness that true / hidden potential for practical living and for awesome positive impact to ensure a truly fulfilling life.
To help me explain further, permit to ask two critical (somewhat sensitive) questions; first…
Pertaining to career, are you truly happy with your occupation, and are you paid well? Do you truly enjoy the work that you do? And are you happy about your work environment and your team, especially your boss(es)?
Hmm! 🙂 Chances are that you don’t, and that given the option you would love to be doing something else or otherwise working at a different place.
Well, Job dissatisfaction is widespread. Indeed, if you randomly select 100 people and ask about their work life, it should not surprise you to note that 82 of them (i.e. a whopping 82 percent of people) will not be enjoying their work life.
Let me ask the second question…
Do you know your true potential? What about your children? Do you know their true potential? And do they themselves know their true potential?
Chances are that you don’t! And chances are that your children also do not know their true potential. Get them to see the hard truth every young person needs to hear presentation.
It may surprise you to note that, every person born into this world is a genius within; indeed, every person born into this world has the inborn potential ability to at least start or develop a theory, a company, a product or service that will significantly improve the lives of at least 1 billion people within 10 years, and thus generate wealth beyond what one could possibly spend in a lifetime.
Please note that it is not a potential within some few people; it is a potential within everyone! That means, you have that potential within you (even if you have never been told, felt so within you, nor demonstrated so in anyway over the period) and your children also have that potential within them, even if they may not be demonstrating any such traits at the moment.
Before we delve into the specifics of how to sow the ‘Zing’ seed into the lives of your children (in Part 2 of this presentation) and thus get them to harness their true or hidden potential and get to live a truly fulfilling life, let’s get to the bottom of the issues cited above, starting with a personal encounter; you may click here.