THIS is the King

This is King

The King action item in successful child rearing (and virtually every other endeavor) is process. 

PROCESS - a series of actions or operations conducing to an end; a continuous operation.

Consider this great quote from Jim Rohn:  “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure.”

Believe me, as a coach, I understand very well the power of goals in a person’s life. However, goals are useless without very specific action items that are wholly correlated with the truths underlying the goal statement. In other words, having a noble end in mind (goal) is great, but without precise effective steps to reach the goal, you’re in trouble.

Remember, you first make your habits and then your habits make you. You can cram for a test now and then, but regurgitating information is a long way from understanding the facts of the content, and its implications.

Legendary Coach Tom Osbourne said in all of his years of coaching, he and his coaches never talked about winning with the players. Why? Because winning is just a by-product of doing things right every day!

And so it is with raising a child. Consistent application of the most basic fundamentals. You already know what your top values are. The question is simple then: What is my weekly process of infusing these values? Once that is established on paper, you are WAY ahead of the game and well on your way to winning the next generation!



Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.

-Jim Rohn

About Kris Hogan

With a 16-year educational tenure under his belt, Kris Hogan has spent the last nine years working at Grapevine Faith High School in Grapevine, Texas. In addition to sitting on its administrative team, Hogan also pulls double duty as Faith’s head football coach. Hogan also was the subject of Remember Why You Play, a 2008 book by sports columnist and author David Thomas that chronicled the lives, struggles and successes of Coach Hogan and his team. READ MORE→