This week on Winning In Life, Angus Pryor the #1 Google-ranked dental marketer in Australia will be sharing with you 2 simple life lessons from a 2-year-old, you’ll be really surprised!
Two life lessons from a two year old. Now I have here a little toy, which is extremely annoying, but it is belonging to my two year old granddaughter. And I thought there was some life lessons here. So I’m going to put him down because he won’t stop. Now the truth is that the truth is, my granddaughter has been staying with me for a few days now.
And there’s some things that I’ve observed about her that I remember quite vividly from when my kids were that age. But in many ways, these are great life lessons for us as adults. The first one that I wanted to talk about is focus, oh, my goodness, my granddaughter to get to play with that puppy would do just about anything. And it’s almost like, you know, would you like this? No, would you like that? No, I just want to focus on the puppy. And the truth is, I’m not suggesting we be OCD or anything.
But, you know, I hear people saying or, you know, I’d like to be more successful in business or theatre or slimmer, or whatever the case would be. But the reason part of the reason we don’t do that is because of our lack of focus. I mean, you know, if it means getting up and going for a walk every morning, what do you do, like in winter, like where I am, whereas two degrees outside or it’s raining. And so that focus is one of the lessons that we can learn from a two year old.
The other lesson, I’d say, and this would not be a big surprise to their parents watching this is persistence, oh, my goodness, like, my granddaughter will go on and on and on about things. And again, it’s not we don’t want to be, you know, doing that annoying way. But I’ve, I’ve basically reached the view that for me and my business and probably for you and yours. If you’re open to learning stuff, if you’re reasonably teachable.
And if you pay attention to the signs, then if you just keep persisting, it’s basically inevitable that you’re going to win, you might need to pivot a little bit here and there. But you know, the reality is the person who wins is the person who never quit. So there we are, there are two simple life lessons from a two-year-old. I’m not suggesting you behave all aspects of a tutor or but I think that that sense of focus and that certain sense of persistence is very effective at that age and something that as adults we could do better with.
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