Hi again everybody, let’s compete that from this day on, our children will be the luckiest happiest proudest kids ever lived on earth.
Competition eh?! It’s an encouraging one though. So, is the challenge accepted!?! :0)
I’ve heard many youth say, “I never asked to be born!” with a usual sarcasm and so on. You know, I will never want to hear my future kids say those words that way.
All I can do now is hope for the best and have faith in God that when I raise my children, my main purpose is to assist them find their own purpose in God.
So one day they’ll come to me and say, “My privillege to serve the Lord our God with you. I’m so proud to be a part of His glorious works. Love you Mom n Dad.”
Quoted from the book Judgment Calls: 12 Stories Of Big Decisions And The Teams That Got Them Right, Chapter 1: NASA STS-119–Should We Launch? Case
In a recent study, Karl Weick and Kathleen Sutcliffe note five attributes of high reliability organization (such as firefighter team, hostage negotiation team, etc. because their price for failure is high):
- Commitment to tracking small failures
- Ability to recognize and understand complex issues
- Real attention to frontline (operational) workers
- Ability to learn from and rebound from errors
- Ability to improvise effective response to crisis
A major barrier they constantly fight to overcome is complacency and arrogance.
Some 3-5 year olds do ask oodles of questions, and parents do answer so quickly to satisfy everyone or show the kids that they know everything. Quick answers are also delivered to quickly get rid of all interruptions so to reach a peace of mind. But is that what really happens when you give quick answers to your kids? I bet my bottom penny you don’t usually reach that peace at all. The quicker you answer, the more questions asked. Because that’s just what kids do. “Why? Ohh…. Really? But why? But why? Why???” Sometimes I even wonder if they really want to know why or just another powerful attention seeking method they naturally invented and passed on from one generation to another. However, in my opinion, both are worth attending to.
So instead of spending some time with your kids by quickly answering questions, please do spend some quality time with them by doing some adventurous investigation together. This is not a new thing to discuss anyway. Every parent from the school I used to work at, knew exactly the theory of not answering questions instantly. Although some of them just couldn’t help it but uncovered the facts in express mode. I remember some parents came to me frustrated, “Now I don’t know how to answer their questions anymore, why is ‘someone’ pregnant?”
There are books, internet resources, pictures, models, museums, other people, places eg. Hospitals, etc, that can help parents equip their kids with some research skills. Those skills are going to be very much needed as they get older. Invest your time, creativity, and a little extra energy no matter how fed up you are with life other than home. There will be more questions they’d ask in life, but you won’t be there with the answers forever.
Your kids should know how to fight for what they believe in, so you’d better guide their beliefs in the right direction.
God bless you.
From personalitypage.com. Who is an ENFP type?
Careers for ENFP Personality Types ——————————————————————————– Whether you’re a young adult trying to find your place in the world, or a not-so-young adult trying to find out if you’re moving along the right path, it’s important to understand yourself and the personality traits which will impact your likeliness to succeed or fail at various careers. It’s equally important to understand what is really important to you. When armed with an understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, and an awareness of what you truly value, you are in an excellent position to pick a career which you will find rewarding. ENFPs generally have the following traits: Project-oriented Bright and capable Warmly, genuinely interested in people; great people skills Extremely intuitive and perceptive about people Able to relate to people on their own level Service-oriented; likely to put the needs of others above their own Future-oriented Dislike performing routine tasks Need approval and appreciation from others Cooperative and friendly Creative and energetic Well-developed verbal and written communication skills Natural leaders, but do not like to control people Resist being controlled by others Can work logically and rationally – use their intuition to understand the goal and work backwards towards it Usually able to grasp difficult concepts and theories ENFPs are lucky in that they’re good a quite a lot of different things. An ENFP can generally achieve a good degree of success at anything which has interested them. However, ENFPs get bored rather easily and are not naturally good at following things through to completion. Accordingly, they should avoid jobs which require performing a lot of detailed, routine-oriented tasks. They will do best in professions which allow them to creatively generate new ideas and deal closely with people. They will not be happy in positions which are confining and regimented. The following list of professions is built on our impressions of careers which would be especially suitable for an ENFP. It is meant to be a starting place, rather than an exhaustive list. There are no guarantees that any or all of the careers listed here would be appropriate for you, or that your best career match is among those listed. Possible Career Paths for the ENFP:
- Actor Teacher
- Politician / Diplomat
- Writer / Journalist
- Television Reporter
- Computer Programmer / Systems Analyst
I’m not sure if I’m right, but this is my thought. There are three motivation in our relationship with God:
- We don’t want to be cursed or failed in our life. We think that without God, we are doomed, we will fail in all our efforts.
- We want God’s blessings. We want to receive. We want to be success in what we do.
- We simply love God.
At first, I was thinking that the right motivation should only be reason number 3. But I’m thinking again that probably there’s nothing wrong with all the other motivation too. But I’m not sure. The blessings are God’s promise, after all. What do you think?