You know, there is so much to be said about our beliefs! Whether you believe you can or can’t do something, you’re right! Just as we are models for the behavior we want to see in our children, we also model to them how to think – not only about themselves but about the world around them. Many times, our children are a mirror of us in some way, form, or fashion, and that’s why practicing regular self-reflection is an important tool in repositioning ourselves to be better parents, spouses, sons and daughters, and friends.
Engaging in regular self-reflection gives us a way to improve ourselves in various aspects of life. It helps us to see what habits are serving us well and what habits need to hit the road. As we mature, so should our choices and the way that we choose to live. How we think is a huge part of how far we go in life and what we accomplish, as well. And just as important as it is for us to engage in self-reflection, it is just as important for our children to engage in it, too. As we look in the mirror and see our own reflection, just know that your reflection is not the only reflection being influenced. You are a reflection of your children and they are a reflection of you, so model behaviors and mindset patterns you would want to see in them and show them that when they start believing they can, they will always be right!