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How Do You Motivate Yourself as a Dad?

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As man, as a husband, and as a dad, I have a lot of things going on in my life. And I’m sure you do too. I have a job, a wife, and a family, and I’ve often asked myself, “How do I spend enough time with my kids?” It’s a tough question. Finding motivation is the key to showing up day in and day out for your kids.

Here’s how I motivate myself as a dad.

Remembering My Dad

Whenever I need motivation as a father, I think about how my dad impacted my life. I wouldn’t be where I am without him. He sacrificed for us and it makes me want to sacrifice for my children. Twenty years from now, I want my kids to say the same thing about me. I want them to say, “He was really special. My dad was always around and involved. He helped me become the person I am.”

The times when we feel like going through the motions are the times we need to give our best.

When I Need Motivation

Whether I have some things going on outside the family or feel a little tired, those are the times when I know I need to make time for my kids and be helpful to them. In those moments, I think about my dad and what he would do. The times when we feel like going through the motions are the times we need to motivate ourselves to give our best.

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Sound off: Is finding motivation difficult? What motivates you?

Huddle up with your kids and ask, “How do you motivate yourself when you’re tired or finding it hard to give your best?”