The lack of common sense in how we live our lives is stunning. The nicest word to describe it would be casual. We have few, if any, goals. We tend to drift along and simply take life as it comes. Most people are not good at setting priorities. The words “plan of attack” are not in most people’s vocabulary.
The four pillars of our children’s lives can be substantially upgraded. Parenting, schooling, career choice, and marriage-partner selection are the important pieces of an individual’s life. To say there is room for improvement in these areas would be a gargantuan understatement. Most damaging is that some of the most critical principles and fundamentals of success are often violated.
The American culture needs a seismic shift. If our country focused on improving these four pillars, everyone’s life would get better. On the national level it would take an enormous ground shift. This is never going to happen.
The good news is that this improvement can be accomplished by the individual American family.
It requires focus. This is where the Law of Concentration kicks in. By putting a great of deal of their time and energy on these four pillars, individual families can get the job done. Most of what you will need is in my book.
Excerpted from Success for Your Children, page 6.
In Success for Your Children: Practical Wisdom for Raising Great Kids in Challenging Times, the author shows how parents need to step up and take charge immediately. The process starts the day the first baby comes home from the hospital. This is the hundred-yard dash of parenting. The first three years are crunch time. After seven years, it may be too late.