The OG of entrepreneurs is coming to you in a size twenty-four months onesie.
She’s bold. She’s bright. She’s rich in love.
She’s my one-and-a-half year old daughter.
Since our generation is all about that hustle, I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned just by observing my daughter and how her every day play inspired me to take action.
First things first:
Children are fearless by nature. My daughter wakes up feeling fresh and ready to take on what ever comes her way. She sees what she wants and does whatever it takes to get it. There’s no second guessing herself because her mind is too focused on one thing only. She’s fueled and motivated by curiosity and no amount of No’s can keep her away from tipping the garbage bin over. Trust me, I’ve tried. Also, have you ever watched a child sleep? My daughter spreads her arms and legs freely with no need of a blanket, singing sweet snores in my ears. She sleeps with satisfaction knowing she did everything she wanted, the way she wanted. I don’t know about you but I always need a blanket on or else the monsters will eat me. On top of that, I need to curl or hug a pillow to feel safe. Even in the safety of my bed, my body is already telling my sub conscious “I’m scared” which carries on to my day effecting my thoughts when I’m awake. It’s tough but I’m working on it. Which brings me to…
Everyday is a new day for her. She wakes up with a smile and with no grudges no matter how bad the other day was. She gets frustrated when things don’t go her way but she doesn’t dwell on them, she forgives herself every time and keeps moving forward. We are our worse critics and when we make one mistake it sometimes gets the best of us, so forgiving ourselves is one of the hardest things to do. But once we pass through it (and I promise it will), there will be only one thing left that remains…
She may not know how to say the word but she sure knows how to show it and live it. The small joys of a child just beams out rays of love and you can’t help but feel it as well. She brings me back to the sweet pleasures of what we already have and not in things we think we need. From rolling around in bed to taking long walks while holding hands. From making messes in the living room to laughing at each other’s faces. The love is there. I consistently make many mistakes but she sees me as me and not any of my wrongdoings. There is no judgement, just the freedom to love and be myself. And that is the purest love I’ve ever seen. That is the purest love I crave.
I believe by applying these basic actions daily you are that much closer to being rich in love.
Be fearless in your tomorrows. Forgive your yesterdays. Love today.