While the following quote is somewhat aimed at business or financial success, it actually applies to any area of our lives and the lives of our children.

“Not everyone can be valedictorian of his or her class. All the others still have many years and countless opportunities for achievement. Mothers and fathers who consistently tell their children they can succeed are likely to produce offspring who are productive adults.” -The Millionaire Mind

Make sure your kids are told that they can do it in a loving way and assist them in finding their own answers and solutions. Great things will happen throughout their lives from these lessons.

I just watched this video a few minutes ago and it really touched me. There are many things I gave up on in life. And it’s good to realize what those were and especially WHY it was.

Watch the video and then scroll down to read the rest.

Next I started thinking about how I word things and what my children are exposed to. Are we raising them to be successful, positive, loving and free thinking? Or are we programming them to settle for less, constantly. Are we programming them to give up on their dreams?

What can we do different for our children starting today? Do we really know their dreams and teach them the skills to achieve them?