Today is Children’s Day, but for many of us including me its just another day!!
Morning, when I was making my Toddler all ready for children’s Day party some thoughts pondered over.
I thought its worth sharing. A few things which we can learn from a child.
- be fearless. You can try new experiences before you are fully prepared-
A child always take up the challenge. Kids don’t wait until someone suggests they are ready to remove the training wheels on their bike- they just hop on and see what happens. No one actually tells them that they have to take the first step they just hold, stand up and walk forward to reach their aim. On the contrary, one should be courageous enough to take challenges. In corporate, often we come across a situation where we have to provide a solution about an issue which we never expected or a situation which we have never faced. We focus more about the consequences rather than the solution.
- You don’t know everything. Don’t be shy and ask for help.
Often I see my little one trying hard to get something which is kept high up on the shelf. She tries hard, even stand on a chair but if she is not able to get it she asks for help. At that point she does not even shy away in asking a complete stranger for instance a domestic help or a guest at my place.
Similarly, in our work life we face some situations where we need support from our team member, a different team or a department. Sometimes we hesitate in asking but a simple ‘Please’ may save the time and stress in leaps and bounds.
- Scars are badges of honors.
All of us must have seen when a child gets hurt may be a scar after falling from a bicycle or getting hit by a ball while playing how proudly they show it to all. It’s not to gain sympathy but to show their strength. If a child breaks a bone, everyone they know will sign the cast. WE all have such scars on our body. Give a thought, have we stopped doing the task after we got hurt. Answer is a straightforward No. Infact we all have become perfectionist in those task now.
Then why are we afraid of failures now. We should learn from our mistakes more so because they are an early sign for us becoming a perfectionist.
- Be creative
Kids are most attracted towards creative projects-drawing, playing with clay, building a sandcastle with meticulous attention to detail. For some reason, as we get older, we stop seeing creative activities as worthwhile.
We should remember that Creativity is the freest form of self-expression. It helps us reduce stress and bring out the innovation and develops out of box thinking which is very much required in our field.
There are much more lessons to learn from the kids around us which all of us also exhibited when we were a kid.
So just keep the Little Child Alive in You!!!
On this note wishing you all a very Happy Children’s Day!!!