The Harder I Work, The Luckier I Get! I think there is a lot of wisdom in that phrase. Wisdom that we should be passing on to kids, tweens and teens. As a positive psychologist, and author of The Truth, (I’m a girl, I’m ten and I know everything) I know only too well that lots of people suffer in life because they haven’t learned and practiced the skills they need to succeed. It is great to have a dream. But it is even better to be developing the skills that can make the dream come true. You know how they say it looks so easy to be a ballet dancer, or concert pianist. Well, we also all know how deceiving looks can be. Have you ever tried to stand on your toes? Or played the piano without lessons? It is very hard.
So be a good mentor to someone else or yourself. Get the right information to succeed in whatever you are doing or encouraging someone else to do. See what education, training, mentoring, advice, skills, tools, etc. are involved and help either your dreams or someone else’s dreams come true. And guess what? You will have good luck!
Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, www.enchantedself.com