I am an Effective Communication Instructor/Coach at Greystone Preparatory School at Schreiner University and my students will be arriving at the end of July.
Words for the 2020 class of Greystone Preparatory School
Time has no direction; time is devoid of thought, reflection or expression. Time does not require a plan of action. Time can be full of high-level successes and personal accomplishments. For a meaningful life, you must perform deep profound thinking and prepare a well thought out, well written plan of action. We want to look at the past years with a grateful heart knowing we have performed at our best. Planning is required.
Time is short. Mediocrity is over. Opportunities are knocking. Answer the call and be blessed.
You can achieve your dreams. The size does not matter. The bigger the better. Little things become big things. You must approach all things as magnanimous. Impressive, grandiose projects require the success of the details. Our world depends on the small details. We live in seconds, minutes, hours and days.
To become a successful military officer, you must understand details are important and all details matter. In all walks of life, high performance achievers know the slightest mistake can result in a major tragedy. The nominate factor in quality and excellence in every area of life is performing the little details correctly all the time. Consistent, persistent, working of small differences produce significant positive long-term results. The philosophy of “details matter” and earning a military commission takes planned intentional work, tremendous self-discipline and a soul depth commitment.
Father’s Day is coming this week. Here are some penetrating suggestions and observations.
1. Presents instead of Presence – we are tempted to give material things instead of giving ourselves and personal involvement. Children spell love and caring T-I-M-E. Nothing takes the place of a father who is involved with their children.
2. Lecturing instead of listening and learning. Children are not employees; you are respected at work due to position but at home respect is earned over time.
3. Demanding perfection above excellence – we tend to set expectation very high with results out of reach. Children want to please their parents.
4. Cultivating the secular over the spiritual – your wife and children long for you to set the spiritual culture of the family. Help your family know you love God and desire to honor Him.
The greatest gifts a father can give to his children are:
Love God and their Mother with all your heart. Father and Mother are on the same team. God Bless You and Your Family.