What Have You Learned From Your Relationships?

When my children were young, my role was clear to me. I was here to keep them safe and teach them how the world works. Now I’m older I realise that I was wrong.

When I came across this rather wonderful comment by William Arthur Ward in our database of inspirational quotations the other day, it really made me think about my relationship with our children:

“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.”

William Arthur Ward

Like many parents, pretty soon after they were born my children began to teach me. Certainly, I have tried to guide them but I have learned so much more than I expected. Watching them learn to walk has taught me about persistence. Watching them explore their world has taught me the real meaning of patience.

They’re still teaching me today and it made we think about the nature of relationships.

What have you learned from your friends, children or partner?

Author: Ash Mashhadi

Ash Mashhadi is co-Founder of the Inspiration Zone. He is also co-Founder of the successful website InPlymouth.com and Partner in the highly successful web design and social media consultancy Design Inspiration. Ash is a popular and lively speaker and frequently trains and mentors owners of small and medium-sized businesses. He is often called The Inspiration Guy, and if you want to discover why, just talk to him.

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