W.I.N. Wednesday: As a parent.
As a parent:
If you make your child wear a helmet when they go out to ride their bike, and you should, then you need to wear a helmet when you ride your bike.
If you make your children wear their seatbelts in the car, and you should, then you need to wear your seatbelt in the car regardless of whether or not your children are in the car.
If you tell your children they need to do their homework, read, study and practice (all important tasks on the path to excellence) you need to make sure you are reading, studying, practicing and striving to get better at your job.
If you tell your children to always treat others with respect, and you should teach the power of unconditional respect, then you need to treat your spouse, your children, the clerk at the store, the pizza delivery guy, the cleaning staff at the hotel and everyone else with respect.
If you tell your children they should stop talking and listen when someone else is talking, then you need to make sure you stop talking and listen to your children when they are talking to you.
If you make your children put away their phones at mealtime and other important occasions, and you should, then you need to do the same. Unless you serve in a critical on call position because of your profession, the world will not stop because you don’t answer a text or e-mail until after dinner.
Parents are some of the most influential leaders in society so these are also basic rules for leadership.
What’s Important Now? Remember your children pay more attention to what you do, than what you say.
P.S. The above rules also apply for grandparents. You may get to spoil your grandkids, but you still have to set a positive example for them.
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