Napoleon Hills, the famous author of the famous book “Think and Grow Rich”, said in his book that “there is no solution to the lack of desire”. This is such a big full stop for the majority of people as they find a lack of desire. There is a big difference between a wish and a desire. A wish is a want of something, and a desire is a want of something with readiness to do whatever it takes to achieve it.
What is this “readiness”? It is the energy inside which makes us active, enthusiastic and self-motivated. Where this “readiness” comes from? It comes from three things – (a) a desire which is more than a wish, (b) a strong feeling that I can meet the goal, and (c) a strong faith that I’ll get it for sure.
When any one of all these three things is absence, we become lazy. The core formula to transform any lazy person, a child or a fully grown adult, is to generate these three basic ingredients of being energetic, enthusiastic, and self-motivated. When the question is to get rid of self-laziness then things are bit easy, but when the question is to get your child out of laziness and bring self-motivation and energy in, then things could be little complicated. If you are a balanced type of parent, then you must be worried about your child’s laziness and want to do something from your core heart.
Below are 5 key ways to transform a lazy child into energetic, enthusiastic, and self-motivated one:
Become a role model (be inspiring) & keep your relationship with your child (open, friendly etc.) healthy.
Everyone knows that child’s personality is heavily shaped by its environment. A child of an alpha father becomes an alpha male later. A child of Chinese speaker parents learns Chinese without any extra effort. The same thing is applicable when it comes to enthusiasm and motivation. In order to keep your children active, energetic, and focused on their work, then you must showcase your these qualities to them every day. One more thing to keep in mind is that only showing them is not enough, your relationship with your child must be very close. This is because children love to opt for things from their closest ones. A girl wants to wear clothes like her mother, not her aunt. Another benefit of being close to your child is that your child can speak their emotions, feelings, wants and fears openly with you. Quite-important thing!
Involve in your child’s things as much as you can.
Just spare time to get yourself involved in your child’s studies, hobbies, and in every aspect of life. This will not only give a feeling on companionship but also care and love. Your involvement will open up the door of momentary chances to guide your child in right direction. These momentary chances should be taken as opportunity to make your child confident, courageous, and decisive, self esteemed etc. traits of human personality. Involve with them to make their life balanced. Imbalance life decourge us every moment and take out our happiness and hence energy.
Morning and evening outdoor activity.
Our body and mind are interlinked (who don’t know this!). A fit and active body keeps mind fit and active. The morning brisk walking, running, swimming, or any other outdoor activity somehow keeps our mind thinking in right direction. They improve decision power and bring a positive energy which keeps us enthusiastic. Evening outdoor activity inline our body to sleep in time and wake up next morning early. The outdoor activities, in general, keep laziness away.
Health condition and eating habits.
When a child is not active and appears to be lazy then one of top reason for this laziness could be his/her ill health. But this laziness is of short period of few days; when child recover from the illness, he/she again become active. But, if child have laziness in general, then eating habits could be the culprit. Today, we are living in “fast food” age. This fast food acts as a slow poison and become a root cause of several health issues later. The extra fat on body causes laziness in great way. We have to adopt healthy eating habits and let children grow healthy and active.
Let your child earn pocket money.
Every single child loves to have some good pocket money to enjoy with friends. One of the most important life lessons you can teach your child is to learn earn money. Today, we live in internet age; lots of children are earning their pocket money through YouTube. One of my friends, who are into transcription services, gives few monthly assignments to his child so that his child can learn professional writing skills as well as earn some pocket money. If you do this, then your child will learn another important lesson of life, i.e. rewards come afterwards. Also, let your child spend pocket money as per his/her wish. This will let them learn the wise use of money.
All you need to do above things for 1-2 months, and you’ll see a great change in yourself as well as your child. Every parent should pay attention to their child as their child’s future is in their hands.
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