Be The Person Your Younger Self Needed

We Have All Had The Thought

Tyler Zimmerman

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We have all thought back at one point or another and had the thought, “if only I could go back and do it all over again.” If you take the opposite side of that coin and think that if you did go back and change it would you be having the insight in to your life at that very moment with the opportunity to change it.

When you have those thoughts it is very important to realize that you are having those thoughts because you are at a point in your life where you need to change something. It could be a small adjustment or it could possibly be a major life overhaul, either way you’re having that thought because you are questioning the direction in which you are headed. As a parent we have the opportunity each and every day to direct and shape the lives of our children. What kind of people they are, how they respond to adversity, how they may deal with change. Of course there are plenty of things that society will also teach them and good or bad the culture is constantly changing and so are our kids. Instead of thinking about you going back and having a do over, think about the change that you want in your life as to influence how your children grow up. Show them what change looks like. Be the role model that they crave. Be inspiring so that they want to be like you. Be the person that you needed when you were younger to help you make those better decisions that you contemplate now.

You cannot do as I say and not what I do to your kids, they are way to smart for that. We have all heard the alcoholic story about the parents that drank, maybe it was a rough childhood, amazingly enough the kids end up drinking to. It is not uncommon at all and eventually someone has to be the one to break the cycle. Let that person be you. You be the role model to your children, be the example of change. They need to know that it is ok to change your mind. It is ok to change direction. It is ok to be lost, even us parents don’t have all the answers. In fact I don’t think I have many at all. My life is in a constant state of change. I have discussed the alcoholism that I suffered from with my kids. They saw it, they knew it before I did. They also knew that they didn’t want to live their lives like that, I got lucky. My son however is still at that point in his life where he will be faced…

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Tyler Zimmerman

Creating my own life through words / Self-Improvement / Life observationist / Adventurer / Find more content @ TylerZimmerman.com