Redefining what success looks like
We took the family to a crafting festival this weekend and I walked away from it feeling I had a responsibility to urge my children to learn a “hands on” skill.
It reinforced the reasoning behind why we expose our kids to farming, pottery, sports, horses, woodshop, art projects and more. We want their options to be open. We want them to discover their passion and know they can turn their passion into a career. That just because their parents work for someone else doesn’t mean that it has to be their path too. We want them to be aware that their horizons are bigger than just what mom and dad do.
So much emphasis is put on what success looks like. That it’s going to college, getting a degree, and making money. I challenge that, I say do what you love. Be successful and intentional in
A degree is not the definition of success for me, and I know this is different than how it’s defined by main stream society. I do encourage success however. In fact I’m a success pusher, I urge them to put their mind to a task and not to stop until it’s complete. There’s much to be said about the skills learned from working on something until all the kinks are worked out. There’s ownership, pride, and problem solving that can’t be taught from a book.
I want them to know there’s more to this world than just a degree. That using their hands and crafting their passion makes them successful.
Share with me, what do you think?