We circle back to Monday. And before it begins, I would to challenge each one of us to take over the world this week. Absolutely dominate it. Start to be more disciplined you have ever been before. Make some noise and enjoy the hell out of it! We jump back into the book today. We are getting super close to finishing up John C’s “Intentional Living”. Today, we will discuss how we can most effectively live life to the fullest and seize the moment.
5. Plant the seeds of intentionality in children- don’t even get me started on this topic. My kids are my life. One of my top 2 responsibilities on this earth is to serve and protect them. I am constantly thinking of ways to help them grow up to be stronger, more confident, more successful, more loving, my grateful, more hard working, and the list goes on. One of the most important things we can do is to pass onto the next generation what we know and have learned. Planting the seeds of what you value with your children and younger brothers and sisters is vital to the future success of the world. John C uses some quotes from a Dr Seuss book that I really like:
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”
“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting! So get on your way!”
Important life lessons can never be given too early to kids. The sooner they begin to understand the principles of living intentionally, the faster they will start to live a life of significance. Right now, we have our kids trying everything under the sun. All sorts of different activities, hobbies, sports, and so on. Why? The sooner they find their passion, the better. Holly and I don’t care what they end up liking, we just want them to be the best damn version of it when they figure it out. “What we teach our children to love and appreciate is far more important than what we teach them to know.”
There is no goal more important to me in this life than for me to be able to see my children succeed. And I will go to the ends of the earth to do it. Teach them now! They will thank you later!
Determined dad, Cram