I think we’ve all be inspired by movies like “Pay It Forward”, but many times don’t think that we can have that kind of large scale impact on our country or world. The reality is that when you combine passion with perseverance, we are capable of much more than we ever dreamed.
And the same goes for our kids. Over the course of the past month on Kidzmet, we set out to offer kids a step-by-step guide to honing in on a personal mission statement and how to begin sharing that mission and infectious enthusiasm with their communities, countries and even our world.
When kids start to reveal new findings rather than report on what’s already been discovered…
When they start to self-direct learning based on their own personal passions…
When they start to realize that it’s not a *single* type of intelligence that’s needed to be successful in pretty much any career you can think of, but a *puree* of several—if not all—of the multiple intelligences used in concert with each other…
That’s when learning truly has the potential to become fun and exciting for kids.
Want to help ignite Fires in the Minds of your kids–or Light Up Your Child’s Mind? We hope this series will help you do just that.
Part 1 :: Talk about what a “mission statement” is with your child and brainstorm a personal mission statement for them.
Part 2 :: Find people who do work that’s similar to what your child said his or her mission was in the last exercise and reach out to them.
Part 3 :: Plan a date, time and place to have a gathering to talk to other “like minded people” in your community about your personal mission.
Part 4 :: At your gathering, talk with others about how you can work together to affect change in this regard.
Part 5 :: Attend a trade show or conference with some of your fellow advocates and/or a parent that is in alignment with your mission.
Part 6 :: Analyze your results. How effective was each strategy? What techniques do you want to replicate as you continue your efforts? What new techniques would you like to try?