“What would my dad think about this . . .” That exact thought goes through my mind.
The impact of a father on his children is profound. He can either set a standard for them to strive for . . . or an example to run from.
I was fortunate to be one whose father set a standard that is high – in my opinion, it is out of my reach. In all areas, he provided what I needed to develop the skills for a good life.
Oh boy . . . I’m a father!
I was 10 years into being a father myself before I realized that although I was still looking to the stage my father set, I too was on stage. I was setting the standard, I was the example, I was to provide what they needed for a good life. That shot me up in bed one night, “Wait a minute . . . they are going to take me as a standard to strive for . . . or RUN FROM!”
Having All The Tools . . .
If being an example for my kids is like building a house, then I better have all the tools I need:
– Wood (Strong)
– Nails (Stable)
– Windows (Accessable)
– Roof (Tenacity)
– Foundation (Solid – Immobile – have some “Non-Negotiables”))
This Fixes Most Things . . .
A strong father can fix so many things. I have dedicated my career to helping men be the best they can be. When men are healthy and strong . . . anything is possible. Every kid deserves to grow up watching that in action. I did.