Many dads struggle with the balance between work and family. If you do, keep in mind these two foundational points.
It’s not really an issue of balance. It’s one of priority. I don’t have one job—I have many. My role as Father is “Job One”, the most important job God has entrusted to me
Second, you may have to take a risk. If you are one who is bound to your work, clearly at the expense of your family, then you need to set yourself free. Do you want to change? Then think of this today, which is the title of this poem.
“Think of this Today”
To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas, your dreams before the crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrows, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love or live. Chained by his fears, he is a slave. He is not free. Only a person who risks is free.
Do you want to be free? Are you willing to take a risk?