No matter how high they rise, the best entrepreneurs never shy away from getting involved in the day-to-day grind. To build a strong work ethic, kids need to learn the value of hard work, goal setting and planning. These are extremely important aspects and an integral part of entrepreneurial success.
These are positive habits that will come in handy when ingrained in your child’s psychic. The sooner your child learns how to plan, set realistic goals and follow laid down procedures to completion, the better. Teaching your children how to set and accomplish their goals is a fun and exciting activity! Did you know that written goals are over 80 percent more likely to be achieved? Imagine the possibilities!
How to teach:
- We need to build dependable and stable kids by giving kids chores to do and responsibility for getting things done. Parents should insist that kids deliver high-quality work at the promised time, whether it’s chores, homework or extracurricular activities. Giving their best in everything they do means kids are responsible and dependable and it contributes to their overall success. Reward initiative, high quality and hard work.
- Teach goal setting and planning. Teach kids to set S.M.A.R.T (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely) goals and accomplish those goals. Ask your children to define and write down their top 10 goals and then choose the one goal that would make the biggest positive impact in their life. That goal should be their main focus. Next, write down the steps/actions necessary to accomplish this exciting goal and encourage them to start taking action on those steps immediately. Encourage and support them throughout to reach their defined goals. This will enhance your child’s self-worth, self-drive and overall feeling of personal accomplishment.
- Parents should model a good work ethic and teach children how to handle and overcome setbacks.