Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama: Inspiration for Our Children

Obama: Inspiration for Our Children

"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer."

President-elect Barack Obama quote from 2008 victory speech.

"..triumph of the American story."

President Bush's praise of Obama's impressive win.

There is nothing more powerful than to have a role model to believe in, a role model to become inspired by, and a role model to help guide one’s journey on a personal path to success. No matter what your political persuasion may be, the story of Barack Obama's extraordinary climb to success can be used as an example for our children of how hard work, dedication, and the relentless pursuit of one's dreams will help one achieve the impossible. Obama's path to the presidency was begun against all odds and resulted in the most astonishing election victory in American history. We and our children are now witnessing events that will be told to children for generations to come. This mind-blowing success story gives absolute proof that we can achieve far beyond our wildest imagination.

I urge all of you parents to sit down today and talk with your children about Barack Obama and his path to the presidency. Use this discussion to teach your children to dream big, believe in themselves, work hard, and to persevere against all odds. Help your children to train the inner voice to say “Yes, I can.” When you combine this dialogue with the strategies presented in the previous Help Your Child Find Success entry in this blog, you will find that no matter what challenge your child is experiencing, he or she will have more hope, enhanced strength, and increased endurance. The previously unattainable idea will transform into a more obtainable aspiration.