• Set an example: Rather than teach your children with words alone, show them what needs to be done by setting an example. If you want them to be healthy, eat healthy food and exercise regularly. This way, it's easier to get your kids involved in sports and also make them realize that junk food is not good for them. When you're hardworking and responsible, you teach your kids to be so too. They look up to you and want to emulate you when they grow up.
• Treat their mom well: Kids are very attached to their mothers as they grow up, so if you don't treat their mom well and accord her due respect, they're not going to like you or respect you, leave alone be inspired by you. The best thing you can do for your children is to love their mom and be nice to her.
• Spend time with them: Fathers who are absent most of the time from their children's lives don't have much of an impact on them. So if you want to inspire your children, be around for them and spend time with them; help them with their homework, play games with them, drive them around for their activities, and get to know what they like and who their friends are. This way, the bond between you becomes stronger.