How to motivate kids is the topic we are discussing on, in this article. I believe that all kids should try their best, while most of them do not. I think that the major cause is that we, the parents did not do a good job on motivating our kids in right ways.
Ambition, confidence, patience and persistence are four key factors to success. Motivate our kids to be ambitious, desiring success to contribute more to the global society; to be confident, having a firm belief in his or her own power by continuous learning and practicing, to become stronger to overcome obstacles; to be patient, being capable of calmly awaiting an outcome while not hasty, since everything needs time to proceed; to be persistent, never give up, insistently continuous to succeed.
Using Basic needs to Motivate Kids
As human, we have six basic needs. The six basic needs have a close relationship with our motivators. They are also effective drives to motivate kids.
People want to be secured. No one likes to be afraid or uncomfortable
People are curious, and want to have new experiences.
People desire to do something that is valued or valuable. We desire to be unique, and have a sense of meaning.
Everyone needs to be loved to grow and develop, and has a desire to love others.
People want to make progresses and advance.
People want to be valuable and help others.
Motivate Kids to be Ambitious
Ambition is the desire for personal achievement. It provides the motivation and determination necessary to achieve a particular goal. Ambitious people are characterized by their strong desire for attainment, power, or superiority. Ambition can also be defined as the object/subject of this endeavor.
Being ambitious means to be eagerly desirous of achieving or obtaining success, power, wealth, or a specific goal. The ambitious people wish to attain worldly success, and puts for the effort toward their goals. The enterprising people who are interested especially in wealth, are characterized by energy and daring in undertaking projects. The aspiring people wish to rise mentally or spiritually to a higher level or plane, or to attain some end above ordinary expectations.
Ambitious kids have desire to try their best and maximize their potential to be the No. 1 student and have big dreams for their future success.
Motivate Kids to be Self-Confident
Confidence is generally described as a state of being certain on a prediction or a chosen course of action for the best or most effective. Self-confidence is having confidence in oneself. Confidence is extremely important for a person to fulfill anything as without confidence the person could not succeed because he or she dose not even give a trial rather than because of lacking an innate ability.
Kids gain a sense of self-confidence when they see themselves mastering skills and achieving goals that matter in those skill areas. This is the confidence that, if they learn and work hard in a particular area, they’ll succeed. It is this type of confidence that leads kids to accept difficult challenges, and persist in the face of setbacks.
Building self-confidence is achievable. Help kids set realistic goals, focus them and work hard towards the goals, after they achieving goals, they will build competence and hence their self-confidence increase. To build self-confidence will also helps build success
Motivate Kids to be Patient
Being patient means to bear provocation, annoyance, misfortune, delay, hardship, pain, etc., with fortitude and calm and without complaint, anger, or the like.
It has never been easy to be patient. In a world where messages can be sent across the world instantly, seemingly everything is available with a few clicks of the mouse, to help kids learn patience is extremely essential. Because to achieve many things in life need patience. We don’t always get instant gratification, and some of the best things in life require years of hard work and waiting. Patience is a virtue that can be cultivated and nurtured. It does take time to fulfill this goal, but once this has grown into an ordinary skill for your kids, your kids will be master a key skill for their life towards success.
Motivate Kids to be Persistent
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein
Being persistent means to continue doing something and do not give up. The Einstein’s quote tells us to solve a problem is simply to stay with it until it is solved. Usually to solve a problem you may encounter many obstacles, it needs a lot of hard work.
So stick with it, persistently overcome obstacles, is the only way to solve it.
Persistence is absolutely essential to success. Helping kids to be persistent on their projects is a great way to motivate kids.
I believe that ambition, confidence, patience and persistence are four keys towards success. To motivate kids, helping them to become ambitious, confident, patient and persistent by their daily activities is a great way to nurture healthy, happy and successful kids.