Angela Jia Kim

Savor Beauty + Spa / Savor the Success - CEO + Founder
New York, NY

    Lessons from a frustrated 4-year old about success

    October 10, 2013

    My 4-year-old daughter, Sienna, has been learning violin, and every time we practice, I hold her to standards (which she does NOT like).

    As a kid, it's not always fun to do the necessary steps to learn new skills. But I think that it's one of the most important life lessons to learn, especially as we grow into adults. 

    When Sienna and I practice, trust me… it would be a lot easier on me if I let her do less than her best. It's not easy to ask her to step up to the plate and do a little better. But for personal and professional growth, you need people around you to hold you to your highest potential.

    The bottom line is that we all have a tendency to want to "phone it in". Excuses (like Sienna's complaints about her pinky) are just ways that we look for reasons it WON'T work vs. figuring out HOW to make things work.

    People who truly care for you are willing to push you outside of your comfort zone because they see your full potential. Do you surround yourself with people who see that you can do better and ask it of you? And do you do it for those you love, too? 

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