During practice 61, I reminded the team, at least those with children, that they are not working in a vacuum. Their bride, brother, best friend, and better half may not be watching that closely, but their babies are. Babies emulate their caregivers. When we study accents and where they come from, it’s mostly from babies mimicking the sounds of their parents. When we study high performers, we often look back and seem them emulating the habits of role models who mentored them along the way. We are all imitators more than originators, even the most creative amongst us. So, friend, it might help you to remember a thought from one of the early fathers of modern psychology, a dead dude named Carl.
“The greatest burden a child must bear is the unlived life of its parent.” Carl Jung
Slow down and sit with this troubling thought for awhile. What burden is your unlived life putting on your child? What baby step are you taking to show them the way? Your kids, remember, are from Missouri – the show me state. What is your life showing them, friend?
Show me. Good…