Richard Branson shares his top three tips for children with dyslexia

Branson has come up with some excellent practical strategies to help children with dyslexia.

1. Find your passions and pursue them doggedly.

2. Do your best. Your best is always good enough, and the only person you should be comparing yourself to is yourself.

3. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. It took starting a business for me to realise how important it is to ask for help.

I love the fact that Branson, is always trying to help people with dyslexia. My own views on Branson’s tops tips are:

1. When Branson, says ‘find your passions and pursue them doggedly’, he is absolutely right. When we like something and or want something; people with dyslexia will pursue them with such tenacity, that is why we succeed. If you want something ‘fight’ for it ‘go for it’. It is hard work, but what isn’t, you don’t get anything by sitting back taking it easy.

2. ‘Do your best. Your best is always good enough, and the only person you should be comparing yourself to is yourself’. Another excellent idea. We all, strive to be accepted by our peers and we see them all succeeding and think we aren’t doing as well, or we could do better. Stop – comparing yourself to others. You know you are doing your best; yes, its hard but as long as you do your best, you (and nobody else), can ask for more. Your best is and always will be good enough!

3. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Nobody has got anywhere without help from someone. It may be your parent’s, your friends, your teacher, neighbour or a business colleague. But everybody needs help sometimes. I have always believed, ‘if you don’t ask, you won’t get’. That doesn’t mean I get everything I have asked for, but people generally do want you to succeed, and they are usually flattered you have asked ‘them’ for help. Remember – we all need help!

Read, Branson’s full article:https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/my-top-three-strategies-dyslexic-children