Something strange happens to people as we grow into adulthood. We stop being down-to-earth, and we start taking ourselves too seriously. We stop appreciating the little things, and start obsessing about image and status. It’s no wonder people feel stressed and overwhelmed by life. The expectations that come with adulthood are enough to frustrate even the most well-intentioned of people. So what’s the solution? How do we find our way again when the pressures of life make us feel lost?
See the World through Their Eyes:
Volumes of literature are dedicated to solving this riddle. And millions of people comb through it every day in a quest for enlightenment. There’s no question that it helps to find peace through reflection and self-improvement. However, there may be people in your life right now who can help you find balance without laboring through books. Those people are your kids. Yes, your kids. Children are much more brilliant than we give them credit for. And with a little discernment, their example can actually impart wisdom which invokes much needed perspective about the challenges that feel so imposing. Here are some important life lessons that adults can learn from children:
1. Be Inquisitive:
The moment kids learn how to talk, they start to ask a million questions about the world they’re experiencing. It doesn’t matter how silly or obvious the question is, if they want to know something, they’ll ask. Somewhere along the way, adults lose this sense of curiosity. They stop learning, and start missing out on life, because they don’t want to ask questions.
2. Be Kindhearted:
Children don’t know how to hate. They don’t know what it means to despise something, or to be hostile for no reason. Children share readily, they laugh heartily and they trust sincerely. This is exactly the kind of positive attitude that many adults need to overcome their woes. A positive attitude is your strongest weapon against grief.
3. Enjoy Yourself:
When kids have fun, they do so enthusiastically. They dance like no one’s watching, and nobody can convince them otherwise. This kind of joy is healing. It’s the kind of joy that fills people with life. If you can’t remember the last time you really truly had some fun, that’s a sign you need to stop what you’re doing, and make time for it.
4. Ditch the Self-Doubt:
Have you ever seen a child who decided to dress themselves? Chances are they looked noticeably colorful… and chances are they probably weren’t bothered one bit by anyone else’s opinion. This is the kind of confidence you need to be truly liberated in life. Stop obsessing if the rest of the world appreciates your tastes and opinions. As long as you like you, everything else will fall into place.
Every now and then, life gets so complicated and intense that it puts everyone under pressure. It’s hard to figure out what to do, and searching for answers is an uphill battle. But sometimes it helps to simplify when things get complicated. It’s empowering to be more straightforward when everything around you is convoluted. Try looking at your problems through the eyes of a child. And use that innocence to eliminate the over thinking which plagues your life. If you like what you just read from our blog, you’ll love the various informative courses, workshops and events listed on our websites and social media. Whether you’re interested in personal development, or overall improvement of your business, give us a call at 1 (888) 823-7757 to find out how The RISE Academy can help you break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success. Exclusive offers are also available on our new site nowrise.com