Gratitude, pass it on!
Who has helped you on your way to success? How have you thanked them?
Coach Wooden said, “It takes 10 hands to make a basket.”
Show appreciation to others who made you successful:
“Coach Wooden insisted that his players always acknowledge the help and support they received from other team members. For example, a player who scored a basket after receiving a pass from a teammate was expected to acknowledge the assist while he was heading back to the court to play defense, usually pointing, smiling, winking or nodding at the man who helped create the scoring opportunity. ” (From Pat Williams’ book “How to be like a wooden coach”)
Some players asked: “But coach, what if he [the teammate who gave the assist] not looking? “
“Trust me,” Wooden replied, “he’ll be watching!”
Thank others for helping you. Even a nod or a smile is a good start.
Coach Wooden “understood that EVERYONE needs acceptance and approval.”
Do it now moto:
As a child, I learned the value of hard work from my parents, Robert J. Frank, the first college graduate in their family who later graduated from medical school to become a physician and surgeon. Dad first worked as a waiter at a restaurant near the University of Virginia to pay for college. Later he was an assistant to his professor of physics, teaching classes at the university. My mom, Romayne Leader Frank, worked as a lifeguard and model to take her to college at the University of Michigan to become a school teacher. After marrying Dad, she finished her education at the University of Virginia with a teaching degree. Latter Momma worked to pay for Dad’s residency and medical internship at Sears and Roebucks as a sales clerk, and also wrote political speeches for politicians at $ 50 a speech. A married woman in those days was not allowed to teach in school.
Growing up, my dad’s patients were fishermen and farmers who paid for dad’s services with fish and vegetables. Money was hard to come by. We always had a backyard garden growing vegetables and learned to till the land with rakes, plant seeds, pull weeds, and gather crops for food. Every week when I was a kid, my parents gave me a “to do list” to do, like mowing the lawn, trimming the bushes, and taking care of my younger siblings. My parents said that as a member of this family you will do these tasks “now”! There were no excuses. The work had to be done immediately!
What did I learn from the discipline of doing these tasks, the “do it now” principle?
Whether it was washing dishes, mowing the lawn, doing an assignment due in a week, my parents’ motto was “Do it now!” Dont wait! You’ll be busy later.
These tasks gave me the discipline for my future. When I went to college and was given an assignment to turn in a few days later, I would do it right away! Later, when something needed immediate attention, like a door knob falling off, I would repair it right away! Whatever needed to be done, I would do it “immediately”, remembering my parents’ motto: “Do it now!” These tasks taught me to be responsible, responsible, respectful of others, and grateful for any kindness given.
When she was 8 years old, Mom, Romayne L. Frank, went back to school at the College of William and Mary to get her law degree. She graduated at the top of her class and was one of the first women to graduate from William and Mary Law School. Mom, as a lawyer, practiced family law and real estate law.
One day after school, Mom smiled at me and said, “Let’s go on a new adventure to the bank.” He took me by the hand and we proudly entered the bank, a large and imposing building. Mom introduced me to the bank teller, Ms. Jay, and asked me to hand over the $ 2 I’d been saving. That day the teller entered my $ 2 in my new savings book, wrote my name on the outside of the book, and explained that I would receive interest every day for the money I deposited in the bank.
Every two weeks, Mom would take me to the bank so I could add in the money I had saved doing my chores. I enjoyed watching the money grow in that savings account. She taught me not only to put money from housework, but future paychecks into my account to start saving for the future. By the time I went to college, I had saved up some good savings for the future. Mom’s lessons in financial success continued through college and graduate school. He shared his financial success lessons with his clients, friends, and family.
To honor my mom’s financial success lessons, I’ve shared mom’s lessons with my children, family, friends, and students in four articles on the web, covering her financial success principles to ensure your financial success.
How did I thank my parents for teaching me to be disciplined and responsible?
Sharing your life lessons with others, writing articles and radio shows sharing your life lessons with others.
Teach the discipline of hard work:
Meredith Lynn MacRae, actress, credits her parents, singer / actor Gordon MacRae and actress Sheila MacRae, “for instilling in her a proper work ethic and keeping her feet on the ground.”
She said: “We lived in a modest house in the San Fernando Valley instead of posh Beverly Hills, which the family could have paid for. Mom and Dad didn’t want us to feel superior to the other kids. I had to earn the things I wanted. from dolls to party dresses, doing housework and taking care of my sister and younger siblings. Many children in my circle automatically owned a car when they were 16. Not me. Dad said he would get me a car when I got two years in a row with A in school. I worked like a slave and finally made it. I got the car with the warning that if I didn’t continue with A, it would be taken away. “
Doing housework, working for the things you want, brings discipline to your life and teaches you responsibility and accountability:
Tasks given to her by Meredith Lynn MacRae’s parents instilled in her “a proper work ethic” for her future. These are the most valuable lessons a parent can give you.
Experts have said, “If he or she hadn’t been pampered to death, it might have turned out differently!”
The chores taught Meredith Lynn MacRae and me to be willing to work hard to make our future a certain jersey.
Be grateful for your blessings and share them with others.:
A well-educated young man, from high school to graduate school, went on a series of interviews at a large company and “passed with flying colors.” His last interview was with the director of the company.
The principal was very impressed with the young man’s excellent performance at school. He asked, “Did you get scholarships in school?”
The Young Man replied: “No.”
The principal said, “Did your father pay the school fees?”
The young man said: “My father passed away when I was one year old. It was my mother who paid for my school fees.”
The director then asked: “Where did your mother work?”
The young man said, “My mother worked as a clothes cleaner.”
The Director “asked him to show his hands.”
The young man showed the director “his soft and perfect hands.”
The director asked, “Have you ever helped her do the laundry?”
Youngman replied, “Never. My mother always wanted me to study and read books. Also, my mother can wash clothes faster than I can.”
The director said, “I have a request. When you go home today, I want you to wash your mother’s hands and see me tomorrow morning.”
“The young man felt that his chances of landing the position were high.”
He came home and “happily asked his mother to let him wash his hands.”
“His mother felt strange. With mixed feelings, she showed him her hands. The Young Man for the first time cleaned his mother’s hands slowly. Tears fell as he did so.”
His mother’s hands were “wrinkled, callused, with many bruises on her hands.”
“His mother’s hands were so painful that his mother shuddered when he cleaned them with just water.”
The young man for the “first time” realized that his mother’s hands had washed his clothes every day so that he could pay for school fees. The bruises on her mother’s hands were the price her mother had to pay for her academic excellence for her future. “
The Young Man “after cleaning his Mother’s hands, he washed all the remaining clothes for his Mother.” That night he and his mother talked for several hours.
The next morning, he went to the Director’s office. “The director noticed the tears in the young man’s eyes.”
Director, “Can you tell me what you did and learned yesterday at your home?”
Young man, “I washed my mother’s hands and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes.”
Director, “Tell me about your feelings?”
Youngman: 1) “Now I know what gratitude is. Without my Mother, today there would be no successful me.”
2) “Working together and helping my Mother, only now did I realize how difficult and difficult it is to do something alone.”
3) “I appreciate the importance and value of family and relationships.”
The Director said: “This is what I want in my manager. I want to hire a person who appreciates others and the suffering of others to get things done, and the person who would not put money as his only goal in life. “.
The young man was hired by the director. “He worked hard and received the respect of his team members. All team members worked diligently and supported each other. As a result, the company improved significantly.” (Darren Hardy, success mentor to CEOs and high achievers, former editor of Success magazine, shared this story.)
Who has helped you in your success and made it possible?
How have you thanked them?
Coach John Wooden said, “It takes 10 hands to make a basket.”
Remember that to be successful and reach your goal, it takes many teachers, coaches, friends, parents, and mentors to help you on your journey through life. Nobody does it alone.
What are 3 things you can do to thank your teachers, parents, coaches, mentors, and friends for helping you succeed on your journey?
1) Send them a note, give them a call, or email them a note thanking them for their help. (Start a notebook, start today, and write in it the names of your teachers, mentors, coaches, parents, and friends who have made a difference in your life and are doing something good for them.)
How have I shown my appreciation? I have written many articles and radio shows honoring my mentors for the gifts they have taught me. In this way your good works live and are shared with others!
2) Each week help another person with acts of kindness.
3) How do you feel when you help others to achieve their goal? Do you smile and feel happier by your side?
Remember that if we help others we will be helping ourselves at the same time to grow and improve.
Be thankful for their blessings and thank your teachers, mentors, friends, and coaches who have helped you on your journey.
How will you show gratitude for the gifts others have given you?