Sunday is Father’s Day.
-Picture of my dad and brother and I at a Padres and Dodgers game a few years ago
In honor of that, I want to share with you 5 lessons I’ve learned from my dad that you can apply to your own life.
These definitely will help in your fitness journey but most definitely can be applied to other aspects of your life as well.
1.) Work with excellence
I was taught from a very young age that no matter what job you do, do it to the best of your ability.
My dad modeled this on a daily basis from growing his business to doing yard work.
You always do your best regardless of the task.
2.) Take responsibility for your actions
When you mess up, take ownership of your mistakes and learn from them.
To reach your goals, it’s vitally important that you be honest with yourself about what’s holding you back and improve upon that.
3.) It’s not too late to start over
A couple of years ago, my dad was one step away from having to take insulin on a daily basis due to his type II diabetes.
He made a choice to change his lifestyle by exercising and changing his diet.
As a result he lost 20 lbs and has kept it off for the past 5 years.
4.) Have character
Growing up I was taught that character is how you act when no one else is looking.
Your work ethic, morality, and choices that you make shouldn’t change because someone isn’t in the room with you.
5.) Persevere under trial
You get to see the true character of someone when their backs are against the wall.
That happened to my dad in his early 40’s when he lost his job and had to start over.
He made the decision to start his own business and money was very tight because he was the sole financial provider of the home.
In spite of that, he always made every sporting event for my brother and I.
He kept a very calm demeanor around the home and didn’t let the stress he was going through transfer to the rest of us.
Regardless of his circumstances he didn’t let them define who he is.
Thanks for taking the time for letting me share some wisdom from the wisest person I’ve ever met!
I hope each and every one of you have a fantastic Father’s Day!