Motivating Young Men to Want to Suceed In A Society That Assumes They Will Fail

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Written By: Felecia Causey
Photography: Felecia Causey
Models: Zach and Omari McMurray

There is no greater hope for parents than to watch their son(s) succeed. Building character and responsibility are part of the agenda on raising a great man.

With all the negative attention given in the media about young men, continue to encourage them to always be their best.

He will grow up to learn that he is born into a place where you are judged by your appearance, rather than character. He will sometime be perceived as dangerous and physically threatening, differently than maybe his best friend, team mate, or a gentlemen in the room.

As a parent, mentor, coach, and teacher, we need to push, pray, and continue to assure them, that there are successful men, that look just like him.

Teach your son(s) that success is always built upon risk, personal development, and change. Show them how they can reach their goals by learning to use the pain and the judging as tools for motivation.

One thing as parents or the person a young man may look up to, we need to keep them focus, and tell them they have "NO CONTROL" of what people think or say. They can't get caught up in worrying about others opinions, and allow opportunities to pass them by.  

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