Success is NOT what most people believe: simple, quick, fast, easy, done… - so I can go sit down, chill out, play video games, watch movies or TV, etc.
That’s actually almost avoidance – or giving in to that advertising lie – that life is about sitting around relaxing – WRONG!!!
Success IS LIFE – it’s the struggles, the challenges, the victories and the setbacks we all go through every single day – whether it’s traffic jams, forgotten homework, boy-girl relationships, “teacher, I don’t get it,” ‘I didn’t have the time.’ And every single setback we don’t LEARN FROM was a waste of that life, that day, that time.
The best parent will ALWAYS pause, guide, ‘teach’ and help enlighten their teen regarding what SHOULD or COULD have been learned from that setback. It’s been said that a failure is a defeat you didn’t learn from. It’s my opinion that any parent who doesn’t pursue this process is a failed parent. Will they reject you from time to time? YES, probably just like you did, to your parents – but we soldier on, just like a soldier – defeats along the way, onward and onward into battle, on to success. Stay the course!