Was a factory worker who wanted the best for us and he worked hard to give us a life without struggle. He also worked hard to instill values, manners, respect and love. Love for ourselves, our family and others. He wasn’t perfect, and I was FAR from a good kid! As with all parent child relationships we had struggles, but the man I am today is molded from those lessons that love and those struggles. .
You Can Always Talk to Dad
Since I was little, my father always made sure I understood that I could talk to him about anything. He tried to stay involved. I look back now in laughter, but little things allow me to go to my dad now with everything from work gripes to money questions to life and love advice, and I know that he will try to help me as best as he can, always ready with (very) honest answers and nonjudgmental feedback.
My dad’s first priority is his family. Everything he does and every thought he has is for our well-being. We try to keep the family closely knit with frequent visits and phone calls and no one can come between us.
I grew up hearing that there is no excuse for not doing your best job and working to constantly be better. I saw dad get up at 3:30 am sometimes for work and taught me that if you work hard, you will be OK – no matter what happens. You will sleep with a clear conscience knowing that you did all you could do, and ultimately, by being true to your values, and your self good things will continue to come your way.
Believe in Yourself
In order to achieve your dreams, you need to believe that you can accomplish them. Even the slightest bit of self-doubt can throw your goals off track, so keep you head high and believe that you can do anything you set your mind to.
Never Listen to Other People
While you are believing in yourself, there are sure to be people who will try to discourage or even sabotage you. This is just jealousy on their part, surfacing because you have the strength to pursue your dreams. Naysayers should be ignored. Life is too short to worry about what other people think.
If Someone Tells You No, Ask Someone Else
My dad, was told “no” often. “No” for jobs, “no” for loans, “no” for everything. But he never gave up and kept asking and found that first person to say “yes” – and that’s all it took! He made sure that each time I got knocked down he was there to help me up so I learned that I could eventually get up and do it again all on my own.
Enjoy The Little Things
My father doesn’t need (or like) Rolex watches or elaborate vacations or fancy gadgets. In fact, the things he goes crazy over are the little things – a bird in the backyard, a well-grilled steak, an IMAX movie, even Big Mouth Billy Bass. He can laugh for hours enjoying simple pleasures rather than surrounding himself in luxuries, and that has helped me to feel fulfilled by the little things in life.
Stand Up For Yourself
A pacifist, my father is not. One thing that he does not do is let people walk all over him. He has his pride and his honor and he taught me to stand up for myself and others whenever I have encountered something unjust. He helped to infuse my self-esteem and taught me to speak my mind, while also diplomatically picking my battles.
Love With All of Your Heart
Every time before I hang up, or leave my dad tells me he loves me. I know that his whole heart is in those three little words. In turn, I try to carry that sort of warmth and sincerity into my other relationships so that the people closest to me know how much I care about them. My dad makes sure I never need to question his love for me, for there is no time to leave people guessing about their importance to you.”
I apologize I stole the platform again today. This post may not be informative about Telecom and Data but I hope the reminder of some of the lessons our fathers teach, or have taught us informative enough for the day
Good luck today Dad. You got this!
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