Did you know that today is the first day of the rest of your life? Carpe Diem! As we wake to each new day opportunities, challenges, and wonders await. Our habit this week is Be Open to Continuous Learning. Teaching our children to live each day with this perspective makes them more resilient and open to the freshness of life. I think that this is an area that adults need to practice more than children. Children seem to be much more open to new ideas and learning than adults.
Knowledge is doubling every 18 months. It is essential that our children learn how to sift through the nonsense knowledge and seek what is true and valuable. Being open to ideas and new knowledge is what has made our country the leader in innovation and invention. Take the time to ask your child that age old dinner table question, “what did you learn in school today?”. Help them to realize that everyday is a unique opportunity to grow into a better version of ourselves. Here are a few ideas to stretch this habit:
- Heart – play with someone new.
- Mind – ask to learn a different way of doing something that you already know how to do.
- Body – practice juggling.
- Soul – ask you parents about why they chose their career.
“Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.” – John Dewey
“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” – Louis L’Amour
“There is no finish line.” – Nike Corporation