on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 10:40 AM - 5720 Reads
Make Time in Your Child's Schedule for Piano Lessons
There is no better time than the New Year to begin piano lessons. If you have been thinking of enrolling your child in piano lessons, don`t wait because piano lessons are so valuable for children. Parents know this, but a common excuse given is "We are so busy, how will we find the time?" The truth is that all human activity is goal driven, but we don`t all focus on goals that will bring us the most benefit over the long term. To do this we need to manage our time, but the catch is that managing our time is really a function of goals and perspective. This is not a chicken or the egg question, however, because achievement has a history - a definite beginning and a process of follow-through.
Heres the Beginning.
Making a Decision Goals are a Tool of Choice. To set meaningful goals that will last, focus on the What and the Why.
Why should I enroll my child in piano lessons? In what ways will my child benefit from piano lessons?
Example 1: In addition to building a fun, life-long skill, piano lessons help children learn
Key Reading and Math Skills
How to Set Goals to Achieve their Dreams
The Need for Persistence in Learning
How to take Responsibility for their Success
Example 2: I love my children and want to help them live out their potential and to prepare them for a positive future with activities that are challenging and and that provide long-term rewards.
Here┬?s the Follow-Through.
Once you have made a decision and set your course, plan to re-direct your focus whenever you begin to veer off course. Dont begin by thinking this will not happen to you. This happens to everybody! Setting goals is the easy part, staying on course and following through takes practice. But the only way to overcome distractions that will inevitably come is to be prepared with a plan and give it time to work.
Heres the Plan for Achievement.
Get a piece of paper and write down the What and the Why. Post it in several locations where youll see it throughout your day. Then when you have that inevitable low day and begin to think Piano lessons are expensive, It takes time to drive the kids to their lessons, or your child complains (because thats what kids do best) you can look at your goals and remember the What and the Why and find your passion and your motivation again. This is the best way to stay focused and follow through with your piano goals in each New Year. Help your children do the same and youll be preparing them for a positive future of success.
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