SUPPORTING POSITIVE CHARACTERISTICS FOR SUCCESS
By Jose R. Villanueva
As originally published on the Listen & Be Heard Weekly1, November 9, 2005.
It is very easy for an individual to quit from an activity. We see in life that there are those that are extremely successful in anything that they do, and there are those that find failure after failure. There are dynamic characteristics in those that are successful, and it is an opposite in those that fail. There never ever happened to be failure anytime. A goal was never persisted until the end. Those that accomplished goals persisted despite barriers, so there is no such thing as failure. If an individual wants to delude oneself into believing that one failed, it does not change the fact that individual did not finish a cycle of action. On one's own free-
There are always positive characteristics in those that are successful. It starts with a positive mindset. They never allow negative thoughts to infiltrate their thinking no matter how tough things get. They push with tremendous self-
Parents can identify characteristics in their children that may be a detriment to their success. It should be evaluated at a very early age, so that patterns can be changed. If parents do see these negative characteristics in their children, they better look in the mirror. Children will mimic their parents, so it is vital that parents recognize these characteristics. This will allow them to alter patterns, so a child no longer exhibits the negative behavior that will lead him down a road of failure.
It is vital that parents exhibit leadership. It is on the strength of stable examples of living that can determine a child's mindset. If a parent is questioning why Johnny always quits, then that parent better look at what their own pattern of finishing things that they started. They better look at what their level of commitment is to all the things that they do. If a child is not loyal to anyone or any group, then the parents need to look at what their level of loyalty is to individuals and groups. Positive characteristics can be taught and supported. They can be altered once identified to ensure that a child has his best foot forward in any activity they engage in, and possibly in life as well.