For most of my adult life I’ve dreamed of having a son. I dreamed of the values I would instill in him. I dreamed about the wealth I would pass down to him that will give him the advantages I witnessed of families with generational wealth. I dreamed of passing down all of my skills and talents for him to hone those same skills at an earlier age. However, since the moment my baby boy has arrived,very healthy and strong, my main goal has changed. Since his birth I can only describe this epiphany as instinctive.
My only goal now is to help him cultivate his own dreams. My main job is to motivate him to find his true passions in life and create something better for himself than I could ever dream of being. My main goal is to ensure he has a safe environment to grow into his own life and a better future than any of our previous generations. It doesn’t matter if my son wants to sing, dance, play basketball or be a fencing champion. As long as he is healthy learning is my bottom line. I want to pass important values to him. Such as teaching him that we operate on love, empathy, and critical thinking in this family. Steering his mind and body towards healthier thoughts and actions that reward his confidence. I realized once he arrived that I already bare a gift greater than wealth; my presence.
Not in a Kanye frame of mind, but in the truth behind single parent households that leave fatherless children. He will watch me work hard for my family and stay committed to his survival every single day. Same as I watched with my father growing up. We leave a wealthy traditions of sticking together and truly being a family unit that strives together. I quickly realized that my son’s learning style will ultimately determine what skills he acquires in life. I can pass skills in basketball down to him, but I understand that he may find a skill in something else Scholarship worthy. I’ll never be overbearing because his true happiness matters more than anything else, so I will always help him find options. Becoming a real father has been a true challenge compared to the ideals that I once dreamed. You are everything that your son or daughter need as a father. Being a man is taking care of your child and protecting your family. I never knew my true strength until I had to hold 8.5 lbs of life that I was immediately responsible for keeping.
Think or Die
Jimmy George is a native of Baytown, TX. After graduating High School he discovered a passion for teaching, and worked in education for 15 years. His brand, ThinkOrDie, focuses on raising awareness on the importance of critical thinking. Years of educations helped him realize critical thinking is the most important tool for success in this society. His belief is critically analyzing life and plans to seek successful outcomes small or large will help people develop happier lifestyles. Jimmy can be found