The Real Investment: Your Time

Your kids won’t remember all the stuff you bought them.

They may not even recall that awesome trip.

Your late night working will go without thanks.
(This includes working your ass off at work
so that they can have a nice house, cool clothes,
and food on the table.)

What will they remember?

The times when you were doing things with them.

Fully present.
Mind.
Body.
Spirit.

That’s about the best investment.

It is what will reap dividends for your child and for you.

Today’s big investment for me, came in the form of 2 fitness workouts with my daughter.

  • High intensity interval training (HIIT) this morning.
  • Boxing class this evening.

Does having her there distract me from getting the best physical workout? Yes.

Is it valuable for her to know that I will take the time to show her how throw a punch and sweat right alongside her? Yes.

The dividend: “Daddy, I had a ton of fun tonight. I’m probably going to be sore tomorrow from all those punches. I love when we get to box together.”

Win.

Make your investments in your kids each day. It is worth it.