May’s word is PERSEVERANCE: Refusing to give up when life gets hard
Whether while pushing through a tough project, a difficult season in your life, your early morning workout, an exhausting illness, or simply plowing through a bad day, we all need perseverance.
We need people around us who can help us persevere. We need encouragement, vision for the “why”, accountability, and support in order to push through hard things.
This month, we can remember to be those things for kids who are learning how to persevere. Try working through tough issues with kids by asking two questions.
- The first one is WHY: why did you start this in the first place? Remembering why you started can be a great motivator to keep going when you are bored or frustrated or lack motivation.
- The second is WHY NOT: why do you not want to keep going? What is it that you don’t want to do, and why exactly? This is when you can help by making lists, eliminating obstacles, and identifying barriers to success.
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Past Value Words
Learning something new so you can be better at whatever you do
Using your imagination to do something unique
Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay
Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve
Deciding it’s worth it to finish what you started
Treat Others Right, Make Smart Decisions, Maximize Your Potential
Using your words and actions to show others you care
Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do
Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you
Making someone’s day by giving something away
Showing you can be trusted with what is expected of you
Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them
Waiting until later for what you want now
Proving you care more about each other than winning an argument
Making a plan and putting it into practice
Looking at the world and yourself in a new and different way
Thinking together to solve problems
Finding out what to do and doing it
Seeing what needs to be done and doing it
Discovering who you are meant to be so you can make a difference
Deciding to be okay with what you have
Lending a hand to help someone else