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Honor Dad with a Transformation

Take his teachings to the next level

Did you know that a woman, Sonora Dodd, actually started the Father’s Day holiday in 1910? After being raised by her father after her mother’s death during childbirth, Sonora encouraged local churches in Spokane, Washington to celebrate Father’s Day in June, the month her father was born. The idea spread, and it eventually became an official holiday when President Lyndon Johnson declared the third Sunday in June as Father's Day in 1966.

And according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, there are about 70 million fathers in the U.S. so that means there will be a lot of celebrating going on this Father’s Day weekend. It’s a time to think about your father and thank him for everything he has done for you. But it’s also a time to reflect on how his lessons have changed your life

Did you take action on what he taught you?

My husband Robert learned from his Rich Dad about cash flow and obtaining wealth via a financial education. Robert listened to his Rich Dad, but he didn’t stop there. Rather than sit on this information, he took action on these lessons, continued learning and became even more wealthy and successful than his Rich Dad.

Your father probably wants you to be happy, healthy and enjoy the best life possible. With this in mind, it’s essential to take the knowledge he has given you, add to it every day, share information with others, and most important, take action on what you learn. After all, education is the key to transformation and a necessity if you want to change your life for the better, experience financial freedom and see your dreams come true.

Now, maybe you don’t have a good relationship with your father like Sonora did, and the Father’s Day holiday just brings up feelings of aggravation, sorrow or anger. Instead of focusing on this negativity, why not use it as a driving force to be a better person and help others?

Now is not the time to depend on others to achieve your dreams or blame your father (or anyone else) for where you are today.

It’s up to you to get the education you need to change your life and inspire others to achieve great things too. And while education is the key to transformation, it’s essential for you to take action on what you learn. No one is going to do it for you.

Continue learning and sharing new things each day and then use this knowledge to transform your life and the lives of others. Apply what you’ve learned and do something to make your dreams a reality. Not only will you make your father proud, but you’ll also help yourself, and others, in the process.

What have you learned from your father that has made you who you are today?

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Original publish date: June 14, 2012