If I learned one thing in my NFL career, it’s that the only way to win is to work. From pee wee to the NFL, my best teams were always my hardest-working teams. Laziness doesn’t cut it. In fact, it would get you cut from the roster. The average NFL career is just over three years. I had to work hard to stay in the league for 12.

This clearly applies to our professional lives, but it also should guide our actions as fathers. I’ve never met a dad who wants his kid to be a loser in life. We all want what’s best for our sons and daughters. But if we want them to hit high marks, we must model how to get there. Unmotivated kids become lazy kids. Dad, it’s time to work. Here are 3 ways to provide motivation for kids by being their inspiration.


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