The greatest gift for our kids is to let them do what they love....
Children enjoy what they do best. Our job as parents is to help them find out what they do best. And then in the process, teach them that even while doing and pursuing what they love, they too have to do what they hate.
Most people's situations are just the opposite. We do what we hate and in the process steal time to do what we love or even not at all.
I think if we go for the first option, our lives will be much more fulfilled.
A friend sent me a quote last week. It says,
"A satisfied life is better than a successful life. Because our success is measured by others. But our satisfaction is measured by our own soul, mind and heart."
If life is what we make of it, then success is how we define it.
We have the responsibility to influence our kids to define success as doing well what they love and loving what they do best regardless of what others think of them.