What do a letter, skydiving and snakes have to do with changing my thoughts?
They are moments. Gifts of support, trust and freedom.
Changing my thoughts led to conquering challenges and changing my life.
It was a powerful moment for me and it's a letter I still treasure because it was the “here are your wings, go soar!” freedom that parents are so reluctant to give.
"Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve."-Mary Kay Ash
When I look at those experiences, I can say I was given the opportunity, the freedom and the support to soar. With that freedom comes the possibility of failure.
I didn’t have the confidence to understand I had the skills to be successful, I just knew they were opportunities I couldn’t pass up.
“To change the world, we have to change the way people behave, to change the way people behave, we have to change the way they think.” -- Patterson, Grenny, Maxfield, McMillan, Switzler - Influencer, the power to change anything
My thoughts are now “broaden my horizons: take the opportunity, see what happens, learn and live! What's the worst that could happen?!"
This is the mindset I dream of for the members at Makarios Community School. A mindset free of fear, lack and condemnation. A mindset that embraces the freedoms and open doors our world offers. With this mindset, a person can do anything they want to with their lives. "What's the worst that could happen?!" if they adopt this mindset? Just look at Tim Ferriss as a great example of someone given the freedom to pursue his interests, the support to do it and a mindset free of fear. He successfully lives a self-directed learning lifestyle constantly chasing new dreams.
A democratic free school like Makarios Community School provides a self-directed learning environment for your child(ren) to find their passions and the freedom to pursue. Broaden your horizons, think outside the box and change your thoughts - check out alternative education. Education doesn't have to be the way traditional schools portray it. Give your children the freedom and support to follow their passions, you might be amazed where it takes them.