Success is not overnight. It is earned and these 3 steps to success will guide your children to reach their goals.
But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded. 2 Chronicles 15:7
So many times, our kids struggle to succeed at things and maybe it’s because they are not really going about it the right way.
In the book Broken Escalators by Peter Haas, he talks about 3 steps to success that your children can take to in order to have a better chance at reaching their goals.
Step 1: Discover a potential gift.
This doesn’t mean your child is already good at something; it means there’s something he has a leaning toward, something she loves to do, something that he could be good at with a little practice and training.
The discovery process could take awhile as your child experiments with different sports or musical instruments or whatever it is she wants to do.
Step 2: Find an Expert.
This would be someone who has already gone the distance in the area your child needs guidance in and is truly successful. If your child needs help in math, don’t go to someone who makes mediocre grades, find someone who really knows his stuff. If your child wants to be a better baseball hitter, don’t take him to a trainer who doesn’t know how to hit himself, take him to an expert who’s already put in the time and knows how to hit himself.
Step 3: Log in 10,000 hours with a teachable attitude.
Anders Erisccon, a research psychologist, says that it takes an average of 10,000 hours of deliberate practice at a skill before you become an expert, or a success at something.
Bottom line: it takes a lot of time to get good at something!
This is an important concept for parents to keep in mind. It will take time for kids to grow and get good at things. Be patient with them. As 2 Chronicles 15:7 says, Do not give up…your work will be rewarded.
Is your child developing the patience to work hard and get good at something? It is important for your kids to understand that they must be patient with their own progress and know that getting really good at something requires a long haul.