I am very passionate about my family and I try to do my best in spending time and being actively engaged with them as much as possible. That is tough for men today.
I believe most of us men work as hard as we can to provide for and protect our families. But, sometimes doing that can get in the way of actually engaging with our family. I’ve been guilty time and time again.
The challenges we face
It’s a tough paradox we face as men. We love our families and work hard to do things for them, but this sometimes competes with actually being there with and for them. No matter how motivated you are, it can be downright overwhelming.
Well, let me speak for myself. That was my experience and one of the main reasons I began blogging and writing. First, I was frustrated and second I knew there had to be others, and my writing could help us all.
I recently wrote about a trip my wife and I made to Nashville to meet with New York Time’s best-selling author, Michael Hyatt. When in Nashville, Michael interviewed me about my blogging, passion for my family, and how I hope to help others similar to me. Last week the first of three videos from those interviews was released.
One of the main purposes of the interviews was to show how regular people like me can grow and improve on their online platforms. What was pleasantly surprising was how many people were inspired by my passion to help other men lead and love those who matter most.
Family is still first
What has been confirmed through reading the responses to the first video is that family is still first. In a world where there are so many responsibilities and things which can take our time from the ones who matter most to us, our families are still number one.
Sometimes we just need some encouragement from somebody else, to make the hard decisions to turn off, turn away, or say “no” to the things that pull from those relationships. So, I want to encourage you today.
Spend some extra time with your spouse this week. Say “yes” more to your kids this week when they ask for your time. All the other things are nowhere near as important. We can’t get back one minute we miss out on with those who matter most to us.