All parents want their child to grow up to become happy, successful and well-settled in life or in other words, they want their kids to succeed in whatever they are meant to do. They may dream that their kids will come first in class or that they have to win a competition that they take part in. They should be able to do their best in everything that they have to do. In other words, your child needs to learn how to work diligently if they want to succeed in life.
Diligence stems out of responsibility. When one behaves responsibly, they are aware of their duties and complete all the tasks. When one works diligently, they complete tasks to the best of their abilities. A person who is responsible can be diligent as long as they are motivated to do their best.
Diligence is not a personality trait which means that you can’t simply ask your child to be diligent and expect them to do so. It is a part of their character which can only be built by them. You can help train their mind by allowing them to explore different fields, training them to work with goal and deadlines and rewarding them when they have really done their best.
Following are reasons why diligence is one of the most important traits for your child:
1. Fight for what they want
Diligent workers are more willing to fight to make it work. They know what they want to achieve and they will not rest until they make it happen.
2. Increased rate of success
Those who work diligently are more likely to succeed at what they set out to do. This is because they don’t just work hard - they keep on trying again and again till they get it done and as we all know, the chances of succeeding are higher when you increase the number of trials.
3. Tend to be positive-minded
People who try many times without giving up tend to have a positive outlook on life. They support others and can even motivate people to do better.
4. Determined to meet goals
When a diligent person sets their mind to do something, they will be inclined to actually meet their goals. They will do anything in their capacity to succeed.
5. Leadership qualities
A diligent person is always in the know of what needs to be done and how to go about getting it done, they can actually become good leaders. They will know how to keep the team motivated.
Training your child to be diligent will definitely be beneficial for their future. In order to be diligent, your child needs to know where their passion and interests lie so that they can work towards their goal. Aviva India’s new initiative Kid-o-scope provides an assessment to help your child decide what they need to do.