I feel poorly equipped to give anyone advice on life issues such as being a husband, father, or friend. I will never claim to be the MVP of any of these areas; but I can strive, and am striving to be the MIP (most improved player).
I’ll add more to this page as the months go on and thoughts come to me, but the bottom line about what I’ve discovered is that it all comes down to one thing: Intentionality.
If you don’t make a plan, follow that plan, and then see if the plan worked, you won’t get far. Greatness does not come from random acts. In the realm of sports, the top athletes develop a plan with their coaches and then carry it out with resolve. You can’t make a great impact on those you lead and love randomly. You must be intentional.
I’m not naturally gifted at being a husband, father, or friend. But I can tell you that I am committed to improving so that I can have an eternal impact on those I lead and love.
So I develop a multi-year plan, write it down, and work hard to follow it. I read as many books as I can, pray, and put myself in situations I would naturally not want to be in order to transform who I am. People can change, but you’re not likely to see anyone changing dramatically for the better without being intentional. But I can guarantee you’ll see a lot of people without a plan changing for the worse.
Check out our Family Values that includes a link to download our plan to develop our kids into spiritual champions.
Also, please take a look at some of the great resources that have helped me be a better husband, father, and friend on the Life Tools page. Several articles that apply are on my Thoughts page as well.