As the month of June comes to close we salute Dads around the world! The home is to be a symphony of praise! There’s to be harmony in the home and if there is to be harmony, then the father is to be the leader of the band. It is difficult to be a good man and even more difficult to be a good husband. But most difficult of all, and I think you would agree, is to be a good Dad. Now dads, are you listening? You might fail in a lot of different ways, but you must fear God and live with integrity.
What do you want to be remembered for? I was thinking what my children will remember of me. First, I thought, they’ll remember my sense of humor. Then I laughed and thought, I can’t even remember it! So what will they remember? I pray to God that they will remember me for my character. I want them to say, “My dad feared God. My dad walked in the ways of God.” That’s what I want to be remembered for. I want them to believe in the God that I fear and love.
And I want to tell you something dads; the number one thing in being a good dad is the character that he lives, Integrity…my girls know that I have faults, I have a lot of them and they could stand up and say, “Dad has faults,” but I’ll tell you one thing they will do, they’ll say, “my dad is real. My dad is honest. My dad loves God.” I know they would say that. And my dear friend, your children need a dad that fears God and a dad that walks with integrity.
“A dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try it again. A dad is someone who wants to keep you from making mistakes but instead lets you find your own way, even though his heart breaks in silence when you get hurt. A dad is someone who holds you when you cry, scolds you when you break the rules, shines with pride when you succeed, and has faith in you even when you fail.” ~ A Titus Man
Many people go through life trying to be something or someone their not and they live in a constant state of frustration. Statistics have shown that the people that are the most successful, and happiest, learn what they are great at and put their heart and passion in that thing. Many of us are thought to work on our weaknesses – this could be the wrong approach. You will only become great at the things that are your natural strengths because you enjoy them. You will only enjoy and be passionate about doing the things that fit your personality and makeup. What is your personality? You should have a good understanding of YOU!
5 ways to Become The Best Version Of You!
1) Be Yourself
Enjoy being YOU. Enjoy YOUR personality. You are unique and have a special gift that is uniquely YOURS. Find out what that gift is and become better at it. Focus on your strengths rather than your weaknesses.
2) Set Goals
One way to become the best version of you is to set goals for your life and business. Goals keep us focused. Goals keep us moving. Goals help us keep our priorities right.
Never stop learning! The most successful people have not arrived and they realize they do not know it all. Always be a “teachable” person and realize that you can learn from others no matter how great you are at something or how long you have done something. To be teachable, it takes humility. Be open to learning from others.
Be a giver not just a taker. Givers are more attractive than takers and enjoy life more. Have you ever gave with no expectation to receive? It’s fun. Try it. You can buy someone a breakfast sandwich at the drive thru. You say, “I don’t have anything to give.” Sure you do. Giving is not always material or financial (although it can include that) You can give your wisdom to help someone. You can give someone fifteen minutes of your time. Start with what you have and you will soon have more to give.
Many people fail to become the “Best Version Of Themselves” because they don’t START. Start today! Tomorrow may never come. Today is your day! This is your year!
This is your time to Become The Best Version Of YOU!