A parenting coach and a children's book author discuss raising their kids to have courage for the challenges on the path ahead
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Friday, September 9, 2011
Courage Challenge of the Day
Lion's Whiskers offers this courage challenge: Consider a small-as-a-mouse or large-as-an-elephant obstacle in your or your child's life blocking the way to personal or professional success.
Today, September 9, 2011 is the Indian festival Ganesh Chaturthi! It is a celebration of the birth of Lord Ganesha, the Hindu God of wisdom. Lord Ganesha is traditionally referred to as "the remover of obstacles" and representative of prosperity, prudence, and success.
What is the elephant in the room? Perhaps removing your personal obstacle will require the social courage to invite a new friend over for a playdate or out for coffee, or to say "Hello!" to passersby on the street today. This challenge may also require the physical courage to overcome entrenched habits by trying some new foods, flavors, or fitness activity. Or, it could require removing emotional stressors by saying "No" to particular activities, people, or habits that no longer inspire but instead exhaust you.
What's a true story from your life about an elephant in the room or on your path that you've successfully removed?