12 Feb Prepare yourself for a life you’re not ready to live
If you’re a parent you’ve definitely come to terms that your children are more valuable than any accomplishment you’ve ever achieved. Regardless of where you came from and or how far you’ve gone, including the huge business deals you’ve brought to the forefront of your life your kids far surpass the emotional achievement.
I remember when I was eighteen years old, I thought I had more than enough ambition to meet my happiness so long as I made my way as a professional in the industry – public speaking. After speaking to over a million in over 500 communities I realized my passion was no longer public speaking.
When my children came I realized I couldn’t travel every square inch of the planet trying to help humanity anymore, instead I became a stay/work from home father fostering the well-being of my daughters. I opted out of the public speaking gig altogether and started writing books from home.
As I look back, Yes I was inspiring a few people here and there within my presentations but I realized more importantly my message had a limited audience when it came to helping humanity. My children in comparison receive tenfold the amount of ambitious titbits from me face-to-face as I deliver messages to them daily. The truth is; my efforts in the business world didn’t even receive a fraction of the results compared to parenting.
It wasn’t until I started fostering children that I realized how much of an impact I was making upon humanity. The amount of time I spend with my children as a stay at home working father and the benefit I/They receive is surmountable in comparison to the business world. My efforts show in how well mannered they are and how well they communicate with other people.
Countless amount of times people say to me my children are superior when it comes to child manners and attention to respect. This is always heartwarming to hear especially because I’ve spent so many dedicated hours engraining positive ethics into them.
The result of your child’s mental health is all dependent on the effort you put into them proactively.
When I speak about my accomplishments I no longer abbreviate what I’ve done in business. I associate them with my children. My true accomplishments are my children. Even though they often create chaos in my mindset at the best times they still bring more joy to my life than anything I’ve ever done in the business world.
I never thought I would be handling diapers on the daily for half a decade nor did I think that children would overrule my goals and accomplishments but they have and I’ve excepted that. I’ve grown to realize that I’ve been served a life that includes other (younger) people, and those people just happen to be my biggest accomplishment; my children.
I wasn’t sure if I wanted children in the first place. I never prepared myself for a life I wasn’t ready to live but I’m glad that I was given the experience. The joy of harvesting children is intoxicating in its own way; one more important than any business endeavour in my opinion.
Perhaps my most difficult issue in forging happiness as a parent was accepting that my children bogged my business accomplishment down but as a parent of three young children I have a lot of experience in changing diapers and training them to become leaders. Seeing how far they’ve come in their lives abbreviate my happiness. As I compare the two (business-Kids) I don’t think I spent nearly as much time passionately into my business as I have into my children.
Just like in business I didn’t have a clue how I would approach being a parent. Parenthood has challenged me in similar but different ways and has overall made me a better person. All of this came as very unexpected.
Prepare yourself for a life you’re not ready to live!
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