Depending on who you are, this is either a welcome back blog or thanks for being here post. Lots has changed since my last blog in January. The most significant thing is the completion of the parenting book Tantrums, Troubles, and Treasures. It’s been about 16 months start to finish. I hope those of you who purchase the book feel it’s money well spent.
Today’s topic stems from one of my favorite childhood games Hide and Go Seek. Come on, I know you’ve played it many times. Hide your eyes, count to ten, then go chase your friends. I’ve been asked by many people what it’s like to write a book and oddly enough there were a lot of similarities to that game.
I had to hide my eyes and concentrate for long periods of time. Sometimes I missed social events and my favorite sporting teams to spend time writing. I wish I could have counted only to ten but instead it was 16 months. That’s a lot of counting. Finally, I have emerged and I’m ready to chase a dream. In this case, the dream is bringing my message to as many families as possible while keeping mine in tact. I’m certain this won’t be easy.
My simple message today is this. If you have a dream, goal, or desire, it’s worth chasing. I decided long ago if I never sold a book, the passion to follow and complete the dream was still important. My kids are amazed they are on the cover of a book. My wife is incredibly proud of me. Pride in myself has really shot up because I knew I could this and I proved myself right.
I hope if you decide to follow your dreams, you will feel the same things as me. I was talking to a friend last night at my son’s soccer practice who wanted to expand his computer company. Despite the fact I am not a computer guy and I couldn’t even follow what he actually did, one thing was certain. He was excited and had a passion for his dream.
I hope no matter where you are in life you will pursue your dreams. I’ll bet your kids will find a new and possibly greater respect for you. Your actions will hopefully encourage your kids to follow their dreams as well. In the end, isn’t that what we really want as parents?
My next blog will probably be posted Tuesday. All my best to you and those you love!!!