My son turned 13 last week. That’s a big deal in our house. Yes, we now have a teenager in the house, but the bigger deal is that we have “a man in training” walking around. He looks like the same kid he was a couple of weeks ago, but he will never be a child again. He’s a Man-Rookie.
As a man, he needs to think differently than he does as a kid. One of the primary lines he needs to think along is in the power of the question. He needs to ask himself A LOT of questions. Don’t just assume. Ask! Why am I doing this? Why did I respond that way? Is this the best use of my time? When my life is spent, what will I have accomplished? What can I do today to accomplish my goals? What makes for a good friend?
I’m a big believer in the saying, “If you aim for nothing, you’ll hit it.” We will teach him to aim.
I believe that EVERY man is given the same 24 hours in a day. So why do some men rise to greatness and others rise to be mediocre? Because every minute matters. Every thought counts.
Blog Source: http://fluidchurch.net/Blogs/RonMiller911/2012/the-man-rookie.html