School of Hard Knocks
I was asked by my church to say a few words about fatherhood… probably due to the fact I have helped raise six kids… a rarity these days. In preparation, I reflected on the relationship I had with my own dad… focusing in on some of those teaching moments which were designed to steer me […]
Life is not fair. It never was nor will it ever be…done. Again, we all have our stories. Stop reliving the bad chapters and begin writing some new ones…you’re the author. If you don’t…all you’ll have left is to read others, all the while complaining…life isn’t fair.
First…toss out everything you’ve learned in school for a moment and listen closely to this simple, yet most important, lesson most universities fail to teach. This lesson emphasizes the fundamental characteristic required to elevate you to the top 20% of wage earners within your chosen field. Employers eagerly pay dearly for those who consistently possess […]
Draw a line in the sand. As you cross over, swallow your pride and completely let go of the past. It’s time to become a control freak…a “control of your life” freak that is. Accept full responsibility for everything that happens to you from this moment on.
This family, regardless of its twisted nature, replaces the one missing at home. It provides a sense of value. The problem is obvious…her upside-down family provides upside-down values…as the proverbial snowball rolls along…growing out of control.
At this tender age, the child’s entire world is embodied by the love, or lack of it, shown by his parents. Therefore if there’s a family problem, such as divorce, alcoholism, drug addiction, lack of love, or any other abuse, the buck stops squarely with the parents from that point forward…period, amen.