How to Motivate your children to be champions in everything they do in life – The Bon Yurt Way
The important thing is not to give up, be disciplined, and consistent, have a routine, and include personal development.
Life is full of tournaments, not just in soccer, but also in our daily lives. The important thing is not to give up, be disciplined, and consistent, have a routine, and include personal development. It may sound easier than it seems but what do we do when our children want to give up?
Here are a few ways you can motivate your child to become the best champion in everything they do in life.
- Sign them up for extracurricular activities
Many children know what they want to be when they grow up at the age of three or five, and others, they may need help figuring out what their likes and dislikes like and finding their passion along the way. Signing up your kids in extracurricular activities will allow them not to be afraid to try new things, find their passion, and be part of a community that has the same goals.
- Help them build self-esteem
When kids try new things, it’s important to encourage them along the way, especially when they finally find something they are passionate about. Praise them for their efforts, even if they are not the best at the beginning. This will allow them to believe in themselves and their trying is one step closer to becoming a champion.
- Teach them to have a routine
Simple steps like waking up every morning at the same time, making their bed, brushing their teeth, showering, and eating breakfast, will teach them to have a routine, to stay consistent, and be ready to take on each day.
Teaching kids to do chores at home, can teach them how to help others, with responsibility, discipline, and working together.
- Responsibility: When you assign your child a task and it’s up to them to get things done, they will learn to be responsible for themselves.
- Discipline: Assigning chores before having fun, will teach them to be disciplined. They will know later in life that before doing anything fun, first things come first.
- Working together: Working together at home to get things done and keep a clean environment, will allow children to learn the importance of community and helping others.
- It has even been scientifically proven in the Harvard Grant Study, that children who do chores are more likely to become successful adults.
- Let them know that it’s okay to fail and that they won’t always win
A lot of people fear failure because failure can sometimes keep us stuck and limit our potential. It’s okay to fail sometimes and the most important thing is to try. Failing means that we learn from our mistakes and get better at things each time we fail, which means one step closer to becoming a champion. Teaching kids this will help them to believe in themselves more and to reach their dreams.
By working together, having a routine, building self-esteem, and knowing that it’s okay to fail and to try new things, kids will learn how to be self-disciplined and have more self-confidence in times when they feel like giving up. That is how we motivate our kids the Bon Yurt way.