The successful entrepreneur has averaged four business failures in his lifetime. According to leadership expert John Maxwell, “Failure is the price you pay for success.” The key is to fail well…meaning you learn from your mistakes.
It’s no different in fatherhood. Are you a successful failure? Or does your pride in not admitting your shortcomings build a wall between you and your children? The best thing you can do for your kids is say you’re sorry when you need to, and give them some freedom to fail as well. The idea is not to have a perfect family, but a learning family. And that can only start by admitting mistakes.