“I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.”
~ Zig Ziglar
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. (Philippians 2:3-4, ESV)
Translation (of our Playbook verse) for dads: “Hey Stud, you worked your tail off today and since you’re so stinkin’ special, you deserve to just shut it down when you get home…NOT!
How about this? Dad, your job is important and certainly you should do your job heartily as unto the Lord, but keep things in perspective. Stay humble and sober about the relative importance of your job and it’s pressures compared to the surpassing importance of your family. Don’t let your interests at work crowd out the needs of your wife and kids. Investments in them are your greatest investments!
- Generating energy for your wife and kids can be tough after a pressure-filled day, or stressed-out business trip. Then again, consider how much more pleasant your life is when your wife feels prioritized and your kids’ love tanks are filled by your attention.
- When you come home from work, what will you need to do to keep your focus on your family, and not your problems or work issues?
Decide today that you won’t go home until you’ve made a commitment to intentionally transition from work to home. Choose a problems drop-off point in your commute home where you say, “God, help me be the husband and father my family needs me to be tonight”.
Share your commitment with a trusted friend. Make it a mutual commitment.
Follow God’s advice for us: “Don’t be anxious about anything. Instead, thank God that He is in control of everything and pray for Him to handle everything you face in His best way. This is the path to God’s amazing peace.” (my paraphrase of Phil 4:6,7)
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