When you are in the midst of a particular cycle of life that proves strenuous, you might just be inclined to present your horns and charge ahead. There’s not enough time in the day, too many things to accomplish, and few tasks worthy enough to halt your progression.
Unfortunately, this kind of hyper achievement can be very destructive in fathering. While toiling in the urgency of our lives, we miss the chance to glean from those who know better. Racing between soccer games, we miss the seasoned grandfather that has been through it all. We can’t afford to chit-chat, and we certainly don’t have the time to draw out his story.
What are we missing? What piece of valuable information could we have cast aside because we “need” to get to that next “thing”?
We are shockingly ill-prepared to gain wisdom. So slow down. Listen. Get past your schedule and engage with those around you. Make time to learn from others….without the frantic pace.