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Tony Dungy on preparing your family for success

Tony Dungy on being a “Man with a Plan”

Tony Dungy says that you wouldn’t think about going into an NFL game on Sunday without properly preparing throughout the week. “We do things with our lives we wouldn’t dream of doing on the football field,” says Dungy, referring to men having a lack of a plan for life.  Unfortunately, too many men go into daily life as a man, dad, and husband with no plan as to how to get the job done. And with no vision for where men want to go with their lives in those roles, it’s almost impossible to do it well. Watch this clip from the Stepping Up video study and hear what the Super Bowl champion coach has to say about being a “man with a plan.”

So what is your plan?  Will you take the next step and start to plan for succeeding in the important role of leading your family?  It may be by reading the game plan (God’s Word), casting a vision for your family’s future in the areas of finances, marriage, and spiritual discipline. We also need to help devise household guidelines in areas like the use of video and media, dating and purity, and all the other areas that a man needs to have a plan for his family to succeed.  It may feel overwhelming at times.  However, remember Tony Dungy didn’t do it all by himself.  He surrounded himself with the best coaches he could find.  That’s where we make so many of our mistakes.  We don’t plan and then we don’t ask for help when we try to put a plan together.  Surround yourself with other like-minded men and encourage each other in this arena.  Men, we are better together!  We can do this … together.  So, step up and be a MAN WITH A PLAN!

Share your thoughts below about how you’ve had some success in setting up and following a plan for your family in any of the areas mentioned (or ones that aren’t).


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