The person you are is the person your child will become.
That is sooooooo true.
As a parent, I need to remember this and live it more often. In the name of doing something the right way, or my way, or the fast way, I often do stuff for the kids that they should learn to do themselves. Need to stop doing that now.
John Wooden’s father had rules about how he felt people should conduct themselves in life. He called these rules “two sets of threes.” The first set was about honesty:
The second set was about handling tough times:
Don’t make excuses.
Pretty good rules, if you ask me.
For Christmas today, I received a copy of this book, simply called Wooden. It’s a collection of short stories and observations by a man whose wisdom I’ve cherished for more than 20 years. As I read along, I’ll be posting some of my favorite quotes from the book. You can see the full collection in the John Wooden tag for this blog.
Never underestimate the power of what one man can accomplish when he doesn’t care who gets the credit.