I was once travelling by road and saw a billboard that immediately caught my eye.
WHAT ARE YOU TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN?
I stopped for a while and read this line again and again.
The big idea? This one line sentence had a very deep meaning and urgent message to all of us. Leadership really does begin at home.
What are we teaching our children by the lives we are leading and the examples we are setting?
I strongly believe that the best way to influence your kids is to be true to yourself and to lead the best and exemplary life that you can, so that they will adopt the same values, though their path may be different.
What message are you sending to those little leaders who watch your every move closely and model your every act?
Are you showing them what is possible by being remarkable in each of your persuits? Or are you teaching them to play small by resigning yourself to average?
It just needs one parents give the coveted values and upbringing to their kids and trust me it will percolate and flow down generation after generation in times yet to come. This could possibly be your greatest gifts to your kids and their kids and incoming generation. Will you not be proud enough in your old age to see the fruits of the seeds planted by you.
The fruit never falls far from the tree. And your children will become a lot more like you than you may believe. So decide today what kind of values and lifestyle you want to gift out to your kids. And you can help your kids to get to their greatness.
IT STARTS WITH YOU, IT GROWS WITH YOU AND IT ENDS WITH YOU!!
NOT ANY MORE!!