A few weeks ago I heard Michael Hyatt speak about his new book, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want. Written with Daniel
Harkavy, the premise is simple:
“When it comes to life, most people are spectators. They watch events unfold a day at a time. They may plan their careers, the building of a new home, or even a vacation, but it never occurs to them to plan their life.” Continue reading
Thinking about that awful tie or useless-to-you tool set that you’ll be getting in a few days? Why not think about what gift you can give your children instead?
The greatest gift a father can ever know is that he has helped to raise his children to become worthy adults. All it takes is to give them regular attention through careful and undistracted listening.
Give them the gift of paying attention! And wait, there’s more, with paying attention you also give them the gift of self-esteem, confidence and self-respect, in a boxed set shaped like a loving adult.
Stop blaming others for your troubles. If you want to achieve your dreams, if you want to live The HOT Life, then the first step is to take responsibility for your life.
When you come up hard against a barrier, you can blame it for being there, or you can take a step back, change course, and find your way around it. Only when you find your way around it can you move towards your destination.
When you blame others for what is happening in your life, you deny responsibility for yourself. You also give others power over that part of your life. More importantly, you will never fix the situation. After all, if it’s not your fault, then there is nothing you can do to fix it. There’s nothing about yourself for you to change.