I'd like to wish all of you dads out there a Happy Father's Day. Going into the weekend, I will share some of the life lessons that my Dad taught me and hope that you take a moment to reflect on the life lessons your Dad taught you as well.
1. Educate yourself. Read, go to college, and learn as much as you can. Knowledge is power.
2. Grip it and rip it (said normally during a round of golf when I am overthinking every shot). Don't overthink things, you will get "Analysis Paralysis". Just put your head down and do it. If you miss, you miss.
3. You get what you pay for. Cheap isn't always the best price. Do the research and make wise spending decisions. Care for things you buy. Shine your shoes, get your oil changed, and hang your clothes up at the end of the day. A good quality purchase will last a lifetime.
4. Practice makes perfect. There are no short-cuts to excellence. Do the work. It's about the process, not the end result. Winning isn't everything, but what you learn along the way.
5. Pick your head up. Life will knock you down, you will fail. It's how you recover, how you move forward that counts.
6. Show up for those you love. He never said this, he just did it. Always on the sidelines, always there. Sometimes, just knowing that is all that matters.
7. Do the right thing. If there is one lesson in life that I appreciate the most, it's this one. Not that I have been perfect, but when stuck in a life dilemma, I let this one guide me.
Thanks, Daddy-O. I couldn't do what I do without the life lessons you taught me and your continued love and support. Happy Father's Day!