If you are at all like me you spend a significant amount of time beating yourself up for NOT doing what you know you should do.
Most of the achievement oriented people I know do this quite a bit. It is as though they are on a quest for perfection and anything less than that is unsatisfying.
Don't get me wrong ... I think it's a great thing to be on a quest for perfection, and I believe people who are, will ultimately experience a good deal of success because they'll never feel as though they've arrived. There will always be something else to accomplish.
When I was 20 years old I was introduced to a business opportunity which had a very solid process which, if followed, would have produced significant results. At least that's what I was told.
I was a tad bit different back in those days. I had a rockin' mullet with my hair below my shoulders, an earring, but it was all business on the top ... just a little poofy business since I hadn't yet been introduced to hair product. :)
The guys I met with, explained how this would be my own business and how, although I was in business for myself, I wasn't in business by myself. They committed to teach me the same system that many other people had followed to become extremely successful.
I spent some time thinking about it and finally decided if anyone could make it successful, I could. The only thing was I was NOT willing to cut my hair or take out my earring, and I told them as much. I remember them smiling at me and saying, "That's fine." I am sure my chest puffed up and I thought to myself, "I'll show them that I can make it happen my own way and without following their system."
After all ... I was 20 years old making $5 per hour and cleaning houses on the side to make ends meet to support my wife and son ... what could they teach me? ;)
Don't you just love it when you are cooped up in the car with young children, going on a long trip and everytime they see something they haven't seen before, they begin with the questions?
Well, if you are anything like me ... it drives you nuts! :)
I understand these questions are an absolute requirement for their development and the answers you provide goes a long way in developing their intellectual capital. So, although it can be extremely frustrating and annoying, as parents, we need to take the time to answer these questions and show as little irritation as possible so you don't deter their inquisitiveness and stifle their growth.
Even though this is true it'll still drive even the most patient of people crazy when every explanation is met with the question ...