Dear Friends, 26.10.2018
Albert’s father was an extremely important and busy man who worked so many hours that he often had to work whole weekends. One Sunday, Albert woke early and, hearing his Dad opening the front door to go to his office, Albert ran to ask him some questions:
-“Why do you have to go to work today, Daddy? We could play …”
-“I can’t. I have some very important matters to see to.”
-“And why are they so important, Daddy?”
-“Well, because the company will make a lot of money, and it’s possible they’ll promote me.”
-“And why do you want them to promote you?”
-"Well, to have a better job and earn more money.”
-“And why do you need to earn more money?”
-“Well, to be able to have a bigger and better house, and we’ll be more comfortable and we’ll be able to do more things.”
Albert thought for a while, then smiled.
-“Will we be able to do more things together? Great! Then go quickly.
I will wait the remaining years before we have a bigger house."
On hearing this, Albert’s father closed the front door, without leaving.
Albert was growing up very fast, and his father knew he couldn't wait for so long. So he took off his jacket, left his computer and his reports, and sat with Albert to play with him.
Albert, who was as surprised as he was delighted, said:
“Yes, I think the promotion and the new house can wait for a few years.”
When I meet parents, most oft-repeated complaint is that they are too busy to spend time with their children. I feel that we are misconceiving the notion of busyness with being productive. If we don’t plan our time to be with our children, then Blue Whales, Momos, Clash of clans and PUBGs (Player Unknown’s Battle Ground) are there out in the social network prowling round like a hungry lion to devour your children. It’s the right time and high time that we are awake from the Maya of busyness and wake up to the reality. Be focused and be productive. Productivity is much more elegant and authentic.
Everytime we say ‘I don’t have time’, we actually mean ‘That’s not my priority’. So have your intentions clear and set goals in business as well as family and go about achieving it. Happiness breeds productivity.
Tomorrow is too late
Yesterday is over
And NOW is exactly the right moment,
Dear Parents, 1st June 2018
Is there anyone teaching our kids HOW TO FACE SUCCESS or FAILURE in life?
Our children are to be taught the consequences of SUCCESS and FAILURE.
Our children need to know that success is only momentary and if they really want to be successful, they need to be constantly dissatisfied with their success and move from GOOD to BETTER and then towards BEST.
Our children should realize that they can’t bask in the glory of the past.
If Success is so critical, imagine how much more we need to prepare our children for FAILURE. We need to make our children realize that SUCCESS and FAILURE are not opposites but two outcomes of the same process
There is WISDOM in both and we need to prepare our children to Fail successfully.
I would like to quote the inspirational words of John C. Maxwell, the great inspirational author.
FAIL EARLY, FAIL OFTEN, BUT ALWAYS FAIL FORWARD”
The only way to make failure useful is to learn from it.
Rise above any resistance you may meet at the course of your dream. Keep your eyes on your dreams. Life tests the big dreamers – the passionate revolutionaries. Succeed; then move from Good to Best.
Let’s fail forward and learn wisdom out of it and reach our dreams.
May I take this opportunity to wish all of you a wonderful start in the upcoming academic year irrespective of the outcomes, SUCCESS or FAILURE and grasp the available opportunities.
Wish you a very happy & grace filled New Year. May Joy & Success be yours all through this year.
If you ask most people what is their one major objective in life, they would probably give you a vague answer, such as, "I want to be successful, be happy, make a good living," and that is it. They are all wishes and none of them are clear Goals.
Goals must be SMART:
S -- specific. For example, "I want to lose weight." This is wishful thinking. It becomes a goal when I pin myself down to "I will lose 10 pounds in 90 days."
M -- must be measurable. If we cannot measure it, we cannot accomplish it. Measurement is a way of monitoring our progress.
A -- must be achievabl. Achievable means that it should be out of reach enough to be challenging but it should not be out of sight, otherwise it becomes disheartening.
R -- realistic. A person who wants to lose 50 pounds in~30 days is being unrealistic.
T -- time-bound. There should be a starting date and a finishing date.
All the very best & God bless you….
God bless St. Bede’s Anglo Indian
Happy Parenting! Happy Childhood!
Rector & Correspondent