My son is currently eight months old, he is growing very quickly and he is very healthy little man. But I was sitting here tonight and I thought â€œBoy, I sure have learned a lot from him!â€ So, I decided to write down the four business qualities and lessons that he has reinforced in me over the past few months. They are very important lessons and his impression of these qualities are priceless to me.
Sharing them with you is very important to me. And yes that is a picture of my son up top, his name is Caden Andrew Nowak! I hope you enjoy; creating this article meant a lot to me!
1. Forget the bad things!
Have you ever noticed when babies hurt themselves, or get disciplined they are sad for a very short while? But not 2 minutes later they are happy and playing again. They have an uncanny knack for forgetting the bad thing that just happened and moving on to good things.
Us grownups seem to take failure very hard, dwelling on it for days and sometimes longer. Why donâ€™t we just take it as a lesson learned, use the experience as a positive and move on or try and do it better next time?
My son is very determined when he wants something, he will spend hours sometime devising a plan to get where he wants (usually where he shouldnâ€™t!) with a single focus. It rarely matters how long it takes or whatâ€™s in his way he will keep going.
Why do we quit when the going gets tough, or stop trying when it gets hard? Hardly anything is worth working for if it isnâ€™t hard to achieve! So when the going gets tough, just think of what a baby would do, and get going!
There is no imposed limits to babies, they havenâ€™t had societies limits imposed on them yet. They believe and think anything is possible. They live day in and day out creating things and imagining the impossible. Look at home many things people have said were impossible, flight for example.
Maybe a little more creativity could help you in your professional life, I know it could help me in mine. Take those limits off your brain and set it loose for awhile, I think you will be amazed at what you come up with!
Babies are loyal to their parents while they are young, they completely believe in their parents as their sole provider and teacher. They look at their parents as heroâ€™s and wouldnâ€™t give them up for anything. They stick by their parents.
Being loyal to your customers, business associates, partners and family is a quality that seems to be disappearing today. Yet I believe it is one of the best traits you can have. I would not work with anyone that wasnâ€™t loyal.