I heard this saying the other day. “Success breeds success.”
I absolutely agree. Success breeds success. However, failures also lead to success. I won’t go down the failure footpath too far as I recently posted a blog post about this idea (can read Failure, by clicking here).
Back on to success breeding success.
I think we need to put more effort into early childhood education. The services we provide to young children. Young teenagers. Young adults.
Setting up an environment and system for them to be successful at these early stages, will help them be successful throughout their lifespan.
How can we ensure these kids have positive influences early in their lives? Not just at school. At home, on the playground, etc.
Many will point to literacy and the like. It isn’t even necessarily things like this. Let’s first prevent the negative (a young child hungry) so we can also work on developing these individuals.
I want to make sure a child is clothed, sheltered, and fed so we can engage them in environments where they can worry about socialising instead of a stomach that hurts due to lack of adequate nutrition. If they show up hungry and dehydrated, even the best teachers and educators will have a difficult time engaging and motivating children with these worries.
I welcome and strive to get your feedback and own thoughts. Feel free to comment below or connect with me via social media.
Adam Goodwin is a Canadian working in the United Kingdom. His parents currently work in Cairo, Egypt. He has siblings and distant family in Canada. Follow his year+ overseas on Twitter (@adam13goodwin)!