We are living in crazy times. Everything is happening and changing so fast. We hardly have any time at all to adjust. If that is how you feel, this article is for you.
Many of us are trying to keep up with it all, always running behind and getting tired of it. This comes to a point where we give up. I believe the only real way out of this is to stop running. Instead of trying to keep up, accept the fact that it is happening whether you follow it or not. Instead of questioning everything, allow it to be and enjoy the action. In a way, it is like becoming a child again.
Looking through the eyes of a child
Imagine being a child in today’s world. Everything is new, even the things which are common for us are new to a child. If you think it is difficult for you, how do you think a child must feel? But how do children do this? How do they deal with it all and additionally learn all the things they need to know?
What children have, but many adults lose over the years, are Curiosity, Excitement, Faith and Trust.
Curiosity is that feeling of wanting to know. There is no “must know” or judgement in this. Children want to find out about all the things around them. The more, the better. They usually start with the big and more obvious stuff and then move into the details of it all. They are always engaged in the new.
Excitement is that feeling of opportunity and dreaming. For children, not knowing is the opportunity to learn something and not a reason to be scared.
Faith is the belief that it is okay and that there is no reason to be worried about it. When children see something, they believe that it belongs here and it will be part of their lives. They don’t question that ‘something’ itself.
Trust is the blind belief in yourself and others. Children don’t question their abilities. They don’t know that something can’t be done. Not to trust ourselves and others is something we learn or start to believe later in life.
Learning from children
I am always amazed by how much children learn in such a short period, and most become very good at the things they learned.
As adults, we can learn a lot from children (ourselves in fact). All we need to do is re-activate those core points. Get back into this feeling of being curious and excited. We need to start trusting ourselves more and have the faith that whatever happens, we will deal with it.
If you want to win in life, become a child again. Learn new skills and improve on old ones while having fun and the belief that everything is alright as it is. Be curious about the things around, be excited about the things to come; believe that things will turn out alright and trust yourself to be the right person for the job.
Are you ready to be a child again?