To equip, encourage, and empower a young mind is a major thing. Once somebody is given an opportunity and the tools to be successful there is no limit to what they can be. As long as the student doesn’t take their opportunity for granted and let it slip through their hands the growth in their mind and experiences will be extraordinary.
The first step to moving from being a vibrant youth to a successful adult is being equipped with the tools needed to be successful. In order to take full advantage of the tools that will be provided you must be prepared to step up to the task at hand. If you are not prepared to step up to the challenge it doesn’t matter how many tools you get. Success is not given it is earned. If a person is prepared when they receive the tools they sky is the limit and they are ready for the next step. It is just like in a sport if a player comes to camp without being in shape and not doing the thing that they know is needed to be great they will only have moderate success. Anybody can get over some of the times but nobody can get over all the times. Your preparation once you are equipped will show in your actions.
The next step of moving from and equipped youth to a powerful adult is being encouraged. Encouraging someone is more than just giving them advice it is helping them out along the way. That is why it is so important to find a good role model to model you self after. Sometimes you don’t even need a lot of encouragement just a few kind words is enough to get you through. For example if you have been working really hard for something and it doesn’t seem like it getting noticed or getting any closer to the goal all you may need is for someone to say good job keep up the hard work. Even beyond that you must be able to encourage and motivate yourself because at times you may be the only one able to see your vision. One you find that encouragement after being equipped there is only on step left in the growth process.