Is there anyone teaching our kids HOW TO FACE SUCCESS or FAILURE in life?
Our children are to be taught the consequences of SUCCESS and FAILURE.
Our children need to know that success is only momentary and if they really want to be successful, they need to be constantly dissatisfied with their success and move from GOOD to BETTER and then towards BEST.
Our children should realize that they can’t bask in the glory of the past.
If Success is so critical, imagine how much more we need to prepare our children for FAILURE. We need to make our children realize that SUCCESS and FAILURE are not opposites but two outcomes of the same process.
There is WISDOM in both and we need to prepare our children to Fail successfully.
I would like to quote the inspirational words of John C. Maxwell, the great inspirational author.
“FAIL EARLY, FAIL OFTEN, BUT ALWAYS FAIL FORWARD”
The only way to make failure useful is to learn from it.
Rise above any resistance you may meet at the course of your dream. Keep your eyes on your dreams. Life tests the big dreamers – the passionate revolutionaries.
Succeed; then move from Good to Best.
Let’s fail forward and learn wisdom out of it and reach our dreams.
May I take this opportunity to wish all of you a wonderful start in the upcoming academic year irrespective of the outcomes, SUCCESS or FAILURE and grasp the available opportunities.
Wish you a very happy & grace filled New Year. May Joy & Success be yours all through this year.
If you ask most people what is their one major objective in life, they would probably give you a vague answer, such as, “I want to be successful, be happy, make a good living,” and that is it. They are all wishes and none of them are clear Goals.
Goals must be SMART:
S–specific. For example, “I want to lose weight.” This is wishful thinking. It becomes a goal when I pin myself down to “I will lose 10 pounds in 90 days.”
M–must be measurable. If we cannot measure it, we cannot accomplish it. Measurement is a way of monitoring our progress.
A–must be achievable. Achievable means that it should be out of reach enough to be challenging but it should not be out of sight, otherwise it becomes disheartening.
R–realistic. A person who wants to lose 50 pounds in~30 days is being unrealistic.
T–time-bound. There should be a starting date and a finishing date.
All the very best & God bless you….
20th October 2017
I know it’s an odd question to ask you and not your kids but still I wanted to ask you. “Have you ever played a video game?”
We are bit outdated when it comes to video games whereas our children are experts in this arena. We prefer to sit and watch them playing with our eyes wide open rather than trying to play and get stuck at the same level again and again.
I would like to draw my message out of this to all of us.
Life is like a brand new video game. As you play, you need to unlock the future so does our life unfolds before us as we live every moment. Life is full of surprises just like a video game. Sometimes its interesting to play and we are eagerly looking forward to unlock the future levels immediately. Every level has got its difficulty level and its own treasures to gather on the go. As you play, you get protected, you get more lives, you build more. So does in life, nature and nurture are so conducive that we enjoy living our lives to the fullest.
Unfortunately, video game has a reload button while Life is oneway game. It has to be lived with much more care and concern or else we get stuck to life in some phase as we never had a HOW TO LIVE manual handed on to us.
As Parents, you would have realised by now, having played your own game of life, the most difficult phase is your child’s phase of school life. I would say, the Troubled teen phase they go through. It is troubled phase for the only reason that they don’t know whether they are kids anymore or adults already. There is a confusion in their behaviour oscillating between maturity and immaturity. There is an identity crisis and this is their transition period from childhood to adulthood.
Though, there is no LIFE MANUAL to guide them, there is still a good news. There is a wonderful solution to get them across this difficult phase.
THEY HAVE YOU
You have gone before them in this life and you know the difficulties of your time as well as theirs. Who else can better accompany them in their game of life.
With the counsel of the Elders- Grandparents, Parents, Teachers and Well Wishers, they will be able to unlock the treasures of the future and thus we will be moulding honest and holistic citizens of this world.
P.S: Dear Parents, I would consider you as the ALL ACCOMPLISHED MEN AND WOMEN for your kids.
Happy Parenting! Happy Childhood!
Principal & Correspondent
Rev. Fr. Stanley Ignatius SDB