A Winning Family Knows How to Launch an Offensive Attack
Attack! Attack! Hurry! Hurry! Go long! Go long! These are the words associated with the offensive specialists including quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers. Everyone emphasizes moving the ball down the field in large chunks. Quickly, don’t let the defense rest!
Winning families understand this as they prepare to launch their children into an adult world. You want your children to be able to navigate life outside the home and advance successfully in all their interactions.
So what does an explosive offensive playbook contain that prepares your children for the next phase?
Several ideas come to mind.
Finances: Our kids need to know how to balance a checking account and to learn the consequences of spending all the money in the account before the month is over.
Work: Our kids must know the value of work. Going to work every day is a real shocker for most kids and they need to understand how to work.
Social skills: You have to learn to get along with people from all different perspectives whether they agree with you or not.
These ideas overlook the true principles of success. How do you train you children to make the right call when you are not present? How do you guarantee success? Your children will excel when they can execute the following.
Value centric living: Your children will call the right plays when their values are based on God’s wisdom.
Character based reactions: The world is fluid and always changing. Your children’s character will be reflected in the game time adjustments needed to succeed.
Vision: The quarterback has to see the entire field. Your children need the vision to see their entire life in perspective. Success means understanding the journey leads to eternity.
Your children will leave home no matter what. Will you prepare them for success?