A baby is a gift which enriches your feelings and emotions, but a baby can also be an inspiring teacher as well.
In fact, she can be your biggest motivator if you pay close attention to her activities.
Let me share with you some interesting observations that I believe serve as great motivational lessons.
Just look at the innocent activities the baby does. Sometimes, they may not make any sense to others but the baby get’s herself involved in those small happiness activities.
That’s innocence. Happiness has its root in innocence.
We, adults on the other hand are getting drowned in information, bath in knowledge pools. With every information on our fingertips, we have lost our innocence to overload of information.
Can we turn OFF the information channel for a moment and live and experience happiness in innocent ways?
2. Curiosity for learning new things
A baby has amazing curiosity to see, explore and for understanding how things work. She interprets the lip moments, learns entirely new language, and understands mannerisms at a stage of life where she still does not have any base language. Isn’t it incredible?
We, adults, why are we so rigid when it comes to learning new things? Why we let our curiosity factor die even though it’s still green inside us?
Aren’t we equipped with so many tools for learning?
3. Live life in present
A baby always lives the life in present. No neither has worries of yesterday, nor plans of tomorrow. Isn’t it a beautiful way to live? Live in the present moment.
Why do we adults surround ourselves with past regrets and future plans? Why do we miss to live in today, in the present moment? Let’s enjoy the “now”. Bring back your mind from past regrets and future worries and sync it with today.
4. Struggle is natural
Baby struggles to crawl, she fails. She holds the edge of door to stand, but she slips and falls. She cries for help but she continues her struggle to stand. Baby finally succeeds and the victory is clearly visible in baby’s sparkling eyes.
That’s the way the things are learnt, methods are explored and victories are enjoyed. Struggle is natural. It’s the way we humans have always created amazing things.
Why we adults run away from struggle? Why do we look for shortcuts? Let’s all of us get inspired and realize our goals by putting hard work. Struggle keeps you moving, no matter what the speed is. Struggle is beautiful.
A baby never keeps anything in heart though you might have showed your irritation to her. She might have felt bad at that moment and that’s the end of story. Next time, when you meet her, she is a breeze again. She has forgiven you already. What a wonderful example of human element.
This is something, we all need to practice and implement in our own lives. Have a great heart, consciously ignore minor mistakes of others and give them a chance to correct, excel and grow in the life. When you help others grow, you grow even more.
Baby completely trusts you. The trust is always 100%. She is fearless; she believes that you are always there for her. When you throw her up in the air for play, she laughs instead of crying. That’s the beauty of trust. She trusts you that you will hold her anyways when she is falling back 🙂
So, if you trust someone, trust them 100%. There is no mid-way here. Complete trust can create wonderful and long lasting relationships.
7. Laugh From The Heart
When was the last time you laughed loudly? We can surely get inspiration from the baby from the way she laughs when she feels good. She laughs from heart.
Aren’t we so busy in life that we don’t even have time for laughing loudly? See the humor in small things, laugh and relieve stress,. Laughter is the best medicine, indeed.
8. Unconditional love
Baby loves you unconditionally. In the heart of the little baby, resides the greatest wealth on the earth, love.
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Naveen Kulkarni writes about personal development and shares winning ideas for living a wonderful life on his blog www.planetnaveen.com. You can also get his free eBook Winning Ideas for a Wonderful Life.
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