Our STORM Team, JR Instructors and Legacy members have to be showing upward trends of showing good grades to help in classes and camps. Their example in working through their challenges, struggles, setbacks, victories, and comfort zones are the center of their ability to positively influence and lead others. After Spring Break, there are more and more parents and children panicking about grades and passing to the next grade level as the school year comes to a close.
When working to grow from this life experience, we learn we cannot control the world. The upward trend starts with us and how we handle struggles, setbacks, opportunities, victories, and our comfort zones. Be mindful that the solution is never perfect- even though our effort could be. Decide to be willing to go outside our comfort zone and give perfect effort. Perfect effort begins with our willingness to be humble as we grow outside our comfort zone.
There are many times when we may be hitting a wall in relationships or goals in our lives. Being humble helps open our minds and hearts and allows us to get out of our own way. The biggest obstacle to our personal growth is not through taking over others but learning to understand everything thing starts with our willingness to get over ourselves. Sometimes our egos get in the way to our growth – which can be intimidating, scary, and embarrassing at times. If those things keep us from facing ourselves, they can create dead ends in our lives. Being open to embarrassing, scary, intimidating and seeing our vulnerabilities is humbling but it opens our minds and hearts to solutions of our next level.
When there’s a downward spiral, it’s best to start with self and do little things that help create momentum in humbling moments. For example, a child may be failing everything in school and if the child is judging his/her teachers as not able, that child will never shift his/her mindset to see where he/she was apart of that downward spiral. Judgement is not a humble act and can be a barrier to seeing ourselves as the solution. Asking a teacher for help, will not solve the entire problem. It can be a challenge a child sees as hard, but willing to do. The success of overcoming themselves, their ego, and their judgement can create momentum of getting over themselves. The act of humbling yourself, can begin to work and create solutions.
We can only see solutions when we are in an open growth mindset. Further, that big act of asking for help and demonstrating their willingness to humble themselves can communicate a true need for help and may impress upon the teacher that they are serious about their work. This may help the teacher decide to invest in them. Sometimes our willingness to be humble is seen as respect. Be mindful the awareness of timelines and open that improvements can happen, be willing to understand the world may not happen on our timeline and believe good things can happen from our willingness to be flexible and humble.
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