When I first started studying #NLP (Neuro-Linguistics Programming) my mind was blown wide open, looking at the way I had approached life was in stark contrast to how I was now being taught to view the world and participate in life - in fact, it was so eye-opening that it set my life onto a different trajectory entirely. I highly recommend that everyone reading this go and study the 16 NLP presuppositions.
However, at the heart of NLP, there is a simple concept called #Modelling. This essentially means that you look at the people that are doing what you would like to be doing and find out how they did it. This does NOT mean copying them, simply channel their energy, follow the steps that they took in order to get to where they are and bring your own unique flair to it in the process.
In my #WisdomPowerKids sessions, I often meet #children that have low self-#confidence and low self-esteem. They usually have someone that they look up to - be it a singer, or sports personality or movie star. Yet they are usually under the impression that it was easy for them or that somehow these celebrities had some sort of Superhero talent that would be impossible for them to ever achieve! Not true at all.
I encourage kids to find out about their idols - look at their successes but possibly most importantly, their failures. How did they bounce back from their failure to become who they are today? And then I teach kids to ask themselves, at times when it feels that the whole world is falling apart around them or they have failed in a test or a competition - What Would (INSERT IDOL"S NAME) Do? Get into that winner mindset. Model their idol. It is not easy - but it is simple. It takes practice but look at the seed that can be planted so early on!
We look at "#Famous Failures' such as Lady Gaga, Serena Williams, #MichaelJordon and J.K Rowling. Every single one of these #celebrities are hugely successful individuals in their own right and had to fight to get back up every time they were knocked down. They believed in themselves, despite what everyone else around them was saying. This is NOT an overnight magic technique - it is a long term process but one that is totally worthwhile doing as young children, with their lives ahead of them. Wouldn't you agree?