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25 Amazing Things About Being A Daddy’s Girl

25 Amazing Things About Being A Daddy’s Girl

Dads are pretty awesome, but let’s face it, when you’re a daddy’s girl they’re literally the best! Few things in life are as powerful for a man than the daughter who adores him most. If you’re a favored daughter or the father of a little girl, you get it. This bond you’ve fused is stronger than the bond even the craziest of cat ladies shares with her first-adopted cat. That comparison really trumps any other argument I could possibly make, but I’ll continue on to prove my point anyway. So here you go, the 25 most amazing things about being a daddy’s girl:

1. You do no wrong

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    Okay, maybe you’ll take a little blame sometimes, but the odds are typically stacked in your favor. Why? Because your big doe eyes are impossible to stay angry at. Any dispute between you and your siblings will obviously result in you bringing home the win. You may have stolen your sister’s $30 Dior eyeliner and used it as a replacement for your black crayon, but she really shouldn’t have left it lying around with the rest of her belongings in the first place. How else were you supposed to complete your special edition Sleeping Beauty coloring book? You couldn’t just skip over Maleficent!

    2. You’re never without a bestie

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      Sure, you’ve got friends and siblings, but are they really listening when you vent? Probably not. Dad is though. He may not always want to hear your most recent gripe about your current boyfriend. He might also roll his eyes when you whine about your boss’s seriously ridiculous request that you clean the bathroom, but he’s there to listen. He’s your best friend. You may not realize it at first, but as you grow older, it becomes clearer and clearer that this man was the OG bestie all along.

      3. You learn to recognise good people

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        A solid example of a good man is an important thing in a girl’s life. This is why daddy’s girls don’t settle. We know how a girl should be treated and mutual respect is a requirement for any romantic relationship. Other good things daddy’s girls learn include typical dude things like changing windshield wiper fluid, going with the flow when things get tough, establishing dominance in the workplace, and making an awesome seasoning out of random household condiments.

        4. You’ve got an honest opinion

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          He may not always want to tell you what you want to hear, but sometimes you need a little honesty. While your mom and your friends feed you the compliments you need to stay motivated in refining your skills and talents, your dad dishes up the constructive criticism you need to take things to another level. The trick here is not totally freaking out at his attempt to provide feedback. Ultimately, it’s this honesty that helps you grow to be the amazing person he always knew you could be.

          5. Car trouble is no trouble

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            Most people look at their Check Engine light and see dollar signs. You see another reason to give your dad a call. No matter the problem, he’s there to help you find the best solution. Need a ride back from the shop? He’s there. Looking for a car while yours is out of commission? He’s got your back.

            6. Your favorite meal is just a phone call away

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              As a daddy’s girl, you’ve grown to love the same food your dad loves. This means you’ve always got a dinner date ready to go when you’re craving a few rolls from your favorite sushi joint.

              7. You get the BEST advice

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                Great advice comes from those who know you best. Daddy’s girls get it. This is why we always go to dad for advice. He offers the honest truth and solutions that align with our best interest. While friends lead you astray from time to time, dad’s advice never misses a beat.

                8. You’ve always got an honest second opinion

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                  Your friends told you not to worry about the horizontal striped bodysuit. What happened when you saw yourself in pictures? You’re worried. Dad could’ve told you that. No sugar-coated opinions here, just the cold, hard truth you need to avoid bad outfits and bad boyfriends.

                  9. You experienced an awesome childhood

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                    If dad went, you went. From outdoor adventures to Broadway productions, our dads never let us miss a moment of the fun. Sure there was an age limit, but he didn’t care. Your 2-year-old self had a Phantom of the Opera ticket in hand as you strutted (ok, maybe wobbled) your way down the streets of NYC.

                    10. You have cool nicknames no one else can call you

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                      It’s just weird when someone else calls you this name. It’s a dad/daughter thing. Any attempt of others to pick it up fails miserably and you wouldn’t have it any other way. That’s what makes it so special.

                      11. You’ve always got a friend who knows how to cheer you up

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                        Others may try, but sometimes they fail. Dad? He never fails. He knows all of your favorite things and spares no effort in offering them to you in his quest for turning your frown upside down. Maybe one day someone will get close to this 100% success rate, but no one will ever get it quite like Dad. He’s been your best friend your entire life.

                        12. Someone will always love your Christmas presents

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                          You get him and he gets you. This makes gift-giving fun. Friends and family won’t always love the “from-the-heart” gifts you give them, but dad will. Anything from his little girl might as well be a golden remote that grants access to unlimited football, all year round.

                          13. And you’ll always get a present you love

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                            Sometimes you get gifts that you’re not so stoked on. Your friend or family member chose something they thought was awesome, but you? Not so much. Obviously you put on your best act to show your appreciation and gratitude for the caution orange sweater with your first initial engraved, but they missed the mark a bit. The good news is that dad is there to make up for it. His gifts are always on point. He knows what you like and carefully chooses unique gifts to fit.

                            14. “No” is foreign to your best friend

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                              What is a “no”? I’m still not completely sure, but it sounds terrible. Daddy’s girls simply don’t hear “no”. Even if negotiation is required to settle in some instances, you always come out a winner in the end. This goes back to the big doe eyes thing. He can ‘t say no to his favorite person on the planet.

                              15. You’ll never be without a guardian

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                                Life can get scary and things can get hard. The good news is that as a daddy’s girl, you’ve always got an amazing friend on your side. You’ll never enter a battle on your own. Even better, your companion will be smart, strong, and dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for you.

                                16. You’ve got the biggest fan section at every event

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                                  Everyone is cheering, but you can always hear your dad’s voice above the crowd. He’s so proud of you and your accomplishments that bursting the ear drums of the audience members next to him is a non-issue.

                                  17. Support for a big decision is never an issue

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                                    As a human being, you’ll be forced to make a major life decision at least once a year. Things get a whole heck of a lot easier with your dad on your side. He’s there to help you weigh the pros and cons, then make the best possible decision for your current and future happiness. The best part is, he’s there to support you and the decision you’ve made no matter the struggles that lie ahead.

                                    18. A good example is never out of site

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                                      Looking for an example of someone who’s made it far in life? Look no further than your dad. He’s been there and done that. After all, he’s raised a daughter who absolutely adores him so he must have done something right.

                                      19. Your secrets are always safe with someone

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                                        Secrets tend to leak when you tell them to a friend. Dad on the other hand, he never tells. This means you always have someone to talk to when things get hard and you need a trusted friend to help you through.

                                        20. You always had someone in your corner at parent teacher conferences

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                                          Ok, maybe you should’ve paid attention in math. Maybe texting your friends about how insanely bored you were wasn’t the best idea. That’s beside the point now. You’re at parent teacher conference and it’s time to face the consequences…or maybe not. Dad’s in your corner no matter what. He realizes that you’re struggling and does his best to defend his daughter. After he’s spent 30 minutes explaining to the teacher that you are battling a serious case of TAD (text addiction disorder), he takes your teacher’s advice and helps you figure out the whole math thing everyone is so obsessed with.

                                          21. There’s an AMEX gold card with your name on it

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                                            It may only be for emergencies, but it’s there if you need it. This makes life a whole lot easier when you find yourself in a bind. Maybe you should’ve changed your oil before taking your car on a girls’ trip to Vegas. The engine blew, but that doesn’t matter now. Your trusty AMEX has your back thanks to dad’s linked account.

                                            22. Having a man is a plus, not a must

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                                              Arguably, one of the best things about daddy’s girls is that we already have an awesome guy in our lives. Any additional guys are really just a plus. This means you can take your time to find the one you can’t live without, not dive right into a relationship with the one you seem to get along OK with.

                                              23. You’ve always got a great shopping buddy

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                                                He’ll pretend he doesn’t like it, but secretly your dad loves the shopping sprees you take together. You grow to like the stores that have sections for both men and women because this means you can shop for your favorite stuff at the same time. You get honest opinions (as mentioned in point 4) so you never have to worry that your shopping buddy is secretly sabotaging your attempt at achieving the perfect look for this year’s spring fling.

                                                24. A good friend isn’t hard to find

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                                                  Real friends are a rare thing. However, when you’re a daddy’s girl, you’ve had one since you made your first fabulous appearance on Earth. He’s there for you through thick and thin. He’ll always accept your apologies and will always make time for you no matter how hectic his schedule gets. Why? Because you two are best friends and that’s just what you do.

                                                  25. Your bond is unbreakable

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                                                    When they said nothing lasts forever, they were wrong. As a daddy’s girl, your bond with your main man will never be lost. Even as you dive into your career, get married, or have children of your own, you’ll always have a special connection with your dad. Anytime you’re lost in love, life, or the crazy mess you call apartment living, he’ll be your go-to problem solver.

                                                    Featured photo credit: Dad and Daughter via shutterstock.com

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                                                    10 Principles for Success to Live Your Dream Life

                                                    10 Principles for Success to Live Your Dream Life

                                                    Are you stressed out and overwhelmed, wishing you had more time to do the things that really matter? Are you ready to do something better, something special in your life or your career?

                                                    If you’re ready to do what you want in life, then the 10 principles of success are what you need to follow.

                                                    You were born with a gift that no one else in the world can express like you. When you dance to your own music, you naturally develop your innate abilities and excel in work and life. You are a total rock star. But when you live someone else’s idea of who you should be, it throws off your groove.

                                                    Many people—maybe you—stopped following their dreams way too early in life because their talents were ignored, minimized, or shamed. They didn’t have the chops to win an American Idol competition or nab an Olympic gold medal, so they stopped expressing their inborn gifts altogether.

                                                    You don’t need to be an award winner to rock your life. Living your dream life is about discovering your superpowers and feeling vibrant and joyful when you use them. It’s about owning what makes you unique and finding like-minded people to support you.

                                                    Here are 10 success principles to help you live a rich and rewarding life on your terms that have worked with thousands of people in my workshops and will work for you, too.

                                                    1. Get a Hobby to Move Closer to Your Dreams

                                                    If you never became a professional dancer or a world-renowned author, it does NOT mean you should stop dancing or writing! These activities make you come alive, even if you “only” do them as favorite pastimes.

                                                    Engaging in a hobby is one of the most important success principles you can follow to move closer to your dreams.

                                                    When you try something creative for the first time or in a long while, you begin to see opportunities at work and in life that you were unaware of before. You also feel happier and more energized, according to a recent study from New Zealand.[1]

                                                    Some of my most burned-out executive clients reinvigorated their careers by discovering a creative outlet that refueled them after the workday ended. Research at San Francisco State University shows that having a hobby lowers stress and helps you succeed at work.[2]

                                                    So, give yourself permission to try new things and revisit old passions you gave up long ago. Setting aside just one hour a week for personal exploration can significantly change your life.

                                                    Who knows? Your creative outlet could transform into a thriving business or lead to a new profession down the road.

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                                                    2. Focus on Your Strengths, Not Your Weaknesses

                                                    Did you know that you are more likely to succeed when you develop your natural strengths rather than work on your weaknesses? The problem is that you probably don’t know where your true talents lie.

                                                    Here are a few options to help you discover your unique strengths. You can:

                                                    • Take the VIA Character Strengths Survey[3]
                                                    • Try Gallup’s CliftonStrengths Assessment[4]
                                                    • Answer a few Superpower Questions

                                                    Once you understand what makes you tick, you can use these skills at work and your personal life to get more done in less time. If you boost your unique abilities through practice and study, you can accelerate your career and become a leader in a field that matters to you. It’s worth investing in yourself this way.

                                                    3. Jumping off a Cliff is NOT Required

                                                    Here’s the deal: most people are too afraid to change. When participants first come to my workshops, they tell me they have mouths to feed, bills to pay, and fear that if they follow their dreams, someone will get hurt.

                                                    The old saying “leap and the net shall appear” does not comfort them. Because they are hesitant to plunge into the unknown, they believe their only option is to stay put where they are in life. Can you relate?

                                                    You do not have to sacrifice the life you have now to start a new one. I was a psychology professor by day and singer by night for years before I transitioned into a full-time music career.

                                                    Just take a little time out each week to do what enlivens you through a hobby, volunteer work, etc. Get a feel for it.

                                                    Is it what you really want? If so, increase the time you spend doing it and make the transition when the time feels right.

                                                    4. Give Your Inner Critic Some Love

                                                    The main culprit that keeps you from stepping outside your comfort zone and getting the life of your dreams is KCRP or K-CRAP – the radio station that plays 24/7 in your head. The moment you try to do something interesting with your life it slaps you down with such chart-topping killer hooks as “Who do you think you are?” and “You’ll never be good enough!”.

                                                    Have you ever noticed that KCRP’s mean-spirited DJ sounds like your parents, teachers, bosses, and other authority figures who shut you down creatively? These folks don’t need to stifle you any longer (although they often still do) because your inner critic does it for them. That keeps you stuck in a rut.

                                                    To break free, try thinking of this DJ as a gruff old grandfather who gives you crap to keep you safe. Remember, this grumpy grandpa is woefully out of touch with the times. So, his stern opinions don’t really matter much, do they? Give him a pat on the back for his good intentions, and put your focus back on what makes you come alive.

                                                    This success principle will give you the courage to venture into the unknown where you can dance to the beat of your own drummer.

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                                                    5. Embrace Your Inner Self

                                                    Many of us don’t go after our dreams because we’re afraid folks will find out how odd or strange we are. But our little eccentricities often turn out to be our greatest strengths. Yes, it’s good to be quirky.

                                                    Odds are, you lost track of your true passions and talents before you were even old enough to know you were getting off-track. You became slowly “adulterated” by learning to:

                                                    • Take on family roles that don’t match who you really are.
                                                    • Spit back what teachers taught you in school rather than risk getting bad grades for being original.
                                                    • Hide parts of yourself that don’t seem acceptable to certain social groups.

                                                    The price for fitting in is that you may wind up leading a life that doesn’t fit you all that well. Your true calling becomes clear when you embrace what makes you different from others and allow yourself to stand out from the crowd, even if it feels awkward. Often, the very qualities you view as your flaws are your greatest gifts.

                                                    Here’s How to Listen to Your Inner Voice for Greater Fulfillment.

                                                    6. See the Bigger Picture to Find Your True Calling

                                                    I cannot stress the importance of this success principle enough. Your true calling is right in front of you. But you may miss it because you’re looking for it in the wrong place.

                                                    To “see” it clearly, try widening your point of view.

                                                    Case in point: Maria felt she needed to retire early from being a police detective, so she could travel abroad. I encouraged Maria to think of ways that she could continue to serve as a law enforcer (a career she loved) and travel overseas at the same time.

                                                    A few months later, Maria landed a job with the United Nations in Bosnia training the local police force to understand and embrace human rights procedures.

                                                    Like Maria, you are an everyday rock star capable of accomplishing greater things than you can imagine. Is what you’re looking for right in front of you, too? Do you have an inkling of what it may be?

                                                    Look beyond your day-to-day activities, your current job, and even the town you live in. View your life from an eagle’s perspective and be open to new possibilities.

                                                    7. Try a Little Wish-List Magic

                                                    Pretend I’m your fairy godmother and I give you permission right now to be your most magnificent self. What kind of life would be music to your ears? It doesn’t matter whether it seems unattainable or even downright crazy. Write it down on a wish list.

                                                    Get quiet. Be honest. Think big.

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                                                    What would you like your career, your relationships, your health, your finances, and your spiritual life to be like? Jot down enough details so that your wishes seem tangible to you. Then, look at this list every morning before you start your day and every night before you go to sleep.

                                                    Sounds silly? It’s not. It works! Permitting yourself to daydream about a rich and fulfilling life is the first step to manifesting it.

                                                    8. Take Breaks to Get Clues About Your Ideal Future

                                                    Did you know that working straight through to a deadline leads to diminishing returns? Research shows that taking a break for 15 minutes every 75 to 90 minutes can help you recharge, refresh your focus, and get more done in less time.[5]

                                                    Wait, it gets better! A Stanford study shows that walking increases your creative output increases by 60 percent. Doing repetitive activities such as walking, running, riding your bike, swimming, and sweeping allow solutions to problems to pop into your mind out of nowhere.[6]

                                                    What does this success principle have to do with creating your dream life?

                                                    These mini-breaks allow you to get vital clues for what to do next to attain your ideal future. Plus, you won’t waste precious time and energy getting lost in other people’s agendas.

                                                    9. Take Action on Your Inspired Ideas

                                                    Once an inspired thought pops into your mind, take action.

                                                    This is one of the most powerful success principles for turning your dreams into reality; the sooner the better. Whatever it is—from calling an old friend to taking a new route home—be sure to do it!

                                                    Pay attention to your oddball hunches. You need to go after what you want, not just dream about it. As comedian Jim Carrey warns,

                                                    “You can’t just visualize and go eat a sandwich.”

                                                    10. Count Your Rockstar Moments

                                                    Still not sure you have what it takes to get your dream life? This final success principle is guaranteed to help.

                                                    Make a list of everything you’ve ever accomplished. As you read back through it, put a star next to each item, and let it sink in.

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                                                    You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how good you’ll feel about yourself afterward. You’ll also see how effective you’ve been in the past at getting what you want. You’ve succeeded before, you can succeed again.

                                                    You already rock. You just need to own it. Trust me, you’ve got this!

                                                    Final Thoughts

                                                    Eleanor Roosevelt said,

                                                    “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

                                                    Following these success principles will help you find the time and energy to do the things that really matter and live with clear intention.

                                                    By spending just one hour a week doing something you love, focusing on your strengths and achievements, embracing what makes you different, and acting on inspired ideas, you can create a life that is a perfect fit for you, step-by-step.

                                                    If you don’t have a clue about what your dream life could look like yet, don’t worry. Your heart knows. It has been “talking” to you for a long time. It’s just being muffled by KCRP, buried under a lot of “shoulds” and fear.

                                                    This article can also help you figure out the life you truly want to live: How to Get Motivated and Be Happy Every Day When You Wake Up.

                                                    Stand still, get quiet, and listen. It’s constantly telling you what you need to do to realize your own rockstar potential. It may be just a whisper now, but the more you pay attention to it, the louder it will get, and the easier it will be to follow.

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