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Guiding your child to use his or her God-given gifts and talents is one of the greatest contributions you make in your child’s life and to the entire world. Today children are encouraged to enter the fast track to make lots of money which is supposed to make themselves and their families happy, but instead of getting on a fast track to happiness, often they end up in a Rat Race that makes everyone in the family feel overwhelmed, over-worked and depleted of happiness.

Money is an important part of the society we live in today. We must have it to live a normal and comfortable life. But imagine living in a society where everyone discovered their right livelihood – their true passion. Naturally if we love something we do it well. Meaning – if you follow your passion you will succeed, because people will seek you out knowing you will do a good job. They will see your passion and be inspired by it. Imagine going into any business and the person behind the counter truly loved what he or she was doing. It would change our world in a day. People would not be hateful on the streets. People would not look to drugs or alcohol to make them feel better, because they would already feel great from using their God-given gifts. Families would stay together and divorce wouldn’t be as prevalent because husbands and wives would come home happier.

In my book,The ABC’s of Home Schooling, I dedicate a whole chapter on the importance of discovering your child’s Heart’s Desire. By noticing what a child is naturally drawn to you can pick up clues as to the path he or she was created for. Imagine if Thomas Edison, the Wright brothers, George Washington, or Jesus did not follow the path they were destined to follow. Our world would be completely lacking in many areas. Did you ever think that by helping your child discover what he or she was meant to do you could change the whole world?

For many years I did nothing but care for my family. I loved every minute of it and felt very blessed every day that I didn’t have to wake my babies so I could go to a job outside of my home. But I was losing myself. I had to do something more. My mother knew this and kept encouraging me to write. How do you begin a writing career with three young children? The Roman Emperor Hadrian would say, “Brick by brick, my citizens, brick by brick.” I took a few writing courses and was published in Home Education magazine. I did nothing more for years but kept stacking my bricks. This November I have two books coming out The ABC’s of Home Schooling, and The Life Planner, Discovering Yourself and Achieving Your Goals. If I can do it so can you.

Take the first step by asking yourself the question, “What is it that I love doing so much I would do even if I didn’t get paid?” I used to think, “Wow! If I could get paid for reading and writing that would be wonderful.” Now I do! What more can a person ask for than to get paid for what she loves doing. If you are unhappy with your chosen career, it’s not too late for you to change. Read the book, Do What You Love and the Money Will Follow, by Marsha Sinetar, it can really help. If your children see you doing what you love, they will be much more likely to do whatever it is they love, and the world can be a happier place.

Posted in: General, Self Help

Comments

Monday, June 11, 2012 2:24 AM
This is one of the most complete and comprehensive articles I have read. I’m impressed with your success and I see why you excel due to your excellent planning strategies
Saturday, June 23, 2012 4:09 AM
This looks absolutely perfect. All these tiny details are made with lot of background knowledge. I like it a lot. This was a useful post and I think it is rather easy to see from the other comments as well that this post is well written and useful.
Thursday, August 23, 2012 5:32 AM
Rarely have I found others who think this way, and it always disheartens me to hear students trying to map out their lives based on factors other than pursuing their passions.
Regards,
Adam Herris
Saturday, September 08, 2012 9:49 AM
How would you find out which subject is good for your child? Is it science or humanities or something else? I am asking this because, at many times parents are burdened with this decision and needed to guide their child. At such times, they are in great dilemma.
Answer: To have a well balanced education the child must be introduced to both. We need to know how and why things work, but also need a value system to measure those scientific ideas against. Just remember that education is about lighting a lamp and not filling a bucket. Find out what interests your child and fan the flame. Then watch his lamp go out and light up the world.
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Friday, September 14, 2012 5:09 AM
Don't ever let anyone convince you that pursuing your passion is not practical. Passion is what brings meaning and value to your life. Being passionate for something is great .Having a passion for something, however, does not guarantee proficiency and excellence.
Regards,
Friday, September 14, 2012 6:04 AM
I am totally agree with you that Guiding your child to use his or her God-given gifts and talents is one of the greatest contributions in his or her life and to the entire world.
Monday, September 17, 2012 3:12 AM
If you introduce your child with his or her talent which god have given them then it can be your great contributions to make them success in their life
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Thursday, October 18, 2012 4:22 PM
That also can turn your passion into something that you eventually hate. So be careful what you wish for.
Monday, October 29, 2012 8:48 AM
“What is it that I love doing so much I would do even if I didn’t get paid?”

That is a very hard question to answer and put into practice. Thanks for the challenge!
Friday, November 09, 2012 11:18 PM
There is a boundary to our passions when we act from feelings; but none when we are under the influence of imagination.
Monday, November 19, 2012 12:15 AM
True happiness comes when you do what you're most passionate about , but there are two other factors that should complete the equation your skills and the market for them.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 6:48 AM
Money is required for survival. money is a necessary evil. We need it to live, to pay for shelter, food, and life's necessities. Life is good as long as we don't sell our soul for money.
Sunday, January 13, 2013 8:43 PM
Your blog article is very intersting and fanstic,at the same time the blog theme is unique and perfect,great job.To your success.
Thursday, April 18, 2013 2:50 AM
I am totally agree with you that Guiding your child to use his or her God-given gifts and talents is one of the greatest contributions in his or her life and to the entire world.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 7:38 PM
In the end we can't know what's right for our child and what isn't. It seems like every parent just has to go with what they think is best. I hear the waldorf school is the best one to encourage passion, and I intend to send my one year old there.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 9:53 PM
Wise words indeed. As a new dad this hit close to home. Thankyou.

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