Monday, October 10, 2011

Dads Playbook Podcast with NFL quarterback, Mark Brunell. Week 2: Dealing with Disappointment

Welcome to the second installment of our 10-week podcast series, Dads Playbook featuring NFL quarterback, Mark Brunell.

This week, NFI president Roland C. Warren sits down with Mark to talk about helping your children deal with disappointment.

We all know that disappointments are not a question of “if” but of “when.” But we can use the disappointments our children will face as opportunities to teach them how to pick themselves up and go forward. Listen to Mark talking with Roland about “failing well.”

Click here to download the podcast on Mark’s game plan for being an All-Star Dad when it comes to dealing with disappointment.

1 comment:

  1. No matter who we are, and no matter how close to God we believe ourselves to be, we are all susceptible to failure. Failure is totally necessary to our becoming who we are to become.

    An author and columnist I read once a week in his offering called “The Monday Memo from John Stanko”, annually describes failure in this way: failure is to be celebrated. The reason he gives for this “celebration” is we are to continuously be learning from our mistakes and failures so in order to make the best of our failures we should be very appreciative of them. As John Stanko says:

    “And is it truly possible to celebrate failure? Should it not be tolerated at worst and avoided at best? We should celebrate failure because it is an inevitable part of life If you are going to do anything for God, whether to fulfill your purpose or achieve your goals, you will need to embrace the learning process that only failure can provide.”

    I’m not sure I can discuss this subject any better than Mr. Stanko puts it, but in truth we are on the very same page.

    It is time we as fathers start early in life with our children in preparing them for failure; it’s time we stop working at making things so easy for them in life. We should allow them to fail, point out their failures, and then point them to the path of correction. There are certain things that can occur in our lives that may present an opportunity to know we are facing an upcoming choice in our lives. The choice will be to either succeed or fail. Obviously we don’t choose to fail and we certainly don’t want our children to fail, and we don’t make it our intent to choose the path of failure.


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