Teaching and guiding students to become their best self and succeed in life is not only a privilege, but a huge responsibility. Whether you are a teacher or parent, we all have the great honor of being a guide to the future of our planet.
I have always advocated for the idea that teachers should do more than just teach, they should also mentor and support their students on discovering who they are and what they want from life. Becoming "successful" in this world has so many meanings to so many people, yet if there is one common thread, it is this: becoming successful requires hard work and the ability to overcome adversity.
Being able to connect with youth at this developmental stage plays such a pivotal role in helping them develop good habits that will them succeed in life. One thing I have started to do with my children is ask them questions on what they think success is and what inspires and motivates them to want to work hard at any project or goal.
Something we do each morning at our house is review an inspirational quote and saying about success. We take about ten minutes each day and explore each one about what it means to them. After doing this for about a month I started to notice a simple mind-shift in them where they began to try harder and become more responsible. I could see that they were taking it to heart and it was starting to plant a seed in their mind about who they want to become in life. Here are the inspirational quotes we have recently discussed:
Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up, with goals so strong that obstacles, failure, and loss only act as motivation. - Unknown
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. – Helen Keller
It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up. - Vince Lombardi
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. – Peter T. Mcintyre
When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it. – Jim Rohn
Strength is the product of struggle. You must do what others don’t to achieve what others wont. – Henry Rollins
Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life. ― Shannon L. Alder
Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you’re a janitor or taking your first summer job, because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life. – Tyler Perry
You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential. – Steve Garvey
Quotes from motivationping.com/quotes