Day 6 of 30 Days On Dads – What Did Your Dad Teach You?

When you get older, you realize that parent understand and know much more than you thought.

When you get older, you realize that parents understand and know much more than you thought.

In June’s issue of Popular Mechanics, they list 127 Things My Dad Taught Me.

It’s a pretty fun list with some wise sayings, so during our 30 day journey, I’ll post a few up:

“Mike Tyson, 46, boxer, former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world
During training, when you have to do things over and over until you’re in pain, deep in your mind you say, God, I don’t want to do this no more. I felt like a coward for thinking this way. But my trainer, Cus D’Amato, was there when I needed him. He was a dad to me. Cus would explain that you should always do things that build your character and make you a better individual.”


The story of Mike Tyson and Cus D’Amato will definitely be made for TV when Mike is gone. As Mike stated above, Cus was a dad to him. Therefore, it reminded me of Tony Dungy’s blog post today over at All Pro Dads.

Are you like a father to any one? For those who do not have children yet, do you try to mentor other young men who need a positive male influence in their lives?

“Success vs. Significance

Posted on June 3, 2013

I recently spoke to some of our All Pro Dad’s Day Team Captains and iMOM Morning Leaders.  I wanted to thank them for the time and effort they pour into their respective communities.  The other thing I wanted them to know was how significant the work is that they are doing.  We often get caught up in the success of a program versus the significance of it.  This was something I talked about with my players when I was coaching.  If all we did was win a Super Bowl, we’d be successful. But many others after us would go on to win Super Bowls, so I challenged them to be significant in the community.

My challenge to you is, how can you impact your community more significantly? Are you chasing success or significance?  One great place to start is by becoming an All Pro Dad Team Captainor an iMOM Morning Leader.  Consider and pray how God would use you to be more significant to your family and neighbors.


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