Success is after all a child’s play

Back to the Basics

What traits can we acquire from children that adults have forgotten? Would you believe that the basic building blocks of success are present naturally in us as children? Children seem more content, innovative, curious and confident.  Let’s examine fewskills that we can re-learn from our younger days.

Children are naturally inquisitive about people and things around them. They like to grab on to the closet object. They practice a perfect example of the experimental approach that is observation, analyse through touch and feel, finally they indicate the results whether it is positive by holding on to or leaving the object if it’s a negative one.

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths” – Walt Disney

Children understand every day as a new beginning. Past mistakes and grudges are forgotten quickly. They forgive easily and live life fully in the present moment.

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”- Mahatma Gandhi

There exists a beautiful inbuilt quality in children. Children have a capacity to discover happiness all around them.  They have the ability to make the simple things interesting.

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa

Children are fond of creative projects. They spend hours producing something they love. Passionately working, using their imagination to craft unusual inventions.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

Scars symbolize strength and survival.  Back in school, when a child had a fall, he got all the attention. He was thought to be brave and adventurous.  The child felt delighted and proud.

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ― Rumi

Capture an opportunity to observe children and notice them demonstrate these magical qualities. Let us go back to our roots and decode what we have forgotten. Introspect our thoughts and re-examine our behaviour. Re-learn the basic skills that we used every stage in the beginning of our developmental years. By breaking from the ordinary, let’s discover the child in us.After all a skilled person gives rise to a successful individual.