Thought of the Day: May 7, 2018 – Set Family Goals
When was the last time you sat down and set family goals? If I had to take a guess, for most of you it’s between its been a while to never.
But if you don’t set family goals how will your family be a success? How will everyone get on the same page and understand the objective and their part in accomplish it?
Setting family goals is about having couples and even children work together for a greater good. Everyone that makes up the family has different goals and it is important those goals are communicated.
I believe setting goals with your spouse or partner is an important step that is over looked by many because we all have such a busy schedule. We do not make time to sit and talk about our future.
Rather we only talk about what we are going to do tomorrow or maybe as far as the weekend and its never anything major.
I recommend you and your spouse, or partner, go for a coffee. Sit in a quite setting with a pen, some paper and your goals listed. Talk to each other about what you have written.
You may discover that your list is similar or that your list of goals is very different from each other’s. This is not the time to put down the other persons goal list but rather just to listen to what your partner would like to accomplish.
Once you talked about the list with each other, develop a list of goals together. You can include a various topics from Family life, Finances, Health, work life balance and your children.
You can ask each other a few simple questions such as, “What would you like to see me accomplish? or “What would you like to accomplish together?”
Once you have established list it might be time to sit with your kids and set some goals with them and for them. If you have more than one child, I would recommend sitting with each child separately and setting goals. Each child you have is an individual with different interests, likes, skills, hobbies and most of all personality.
Each child will have a different list of things they want to accomplish. Listen to what they have to say. They are trusting you and are opening up about their dreams and ambitions. Remember not to judge them and make negative comments to what they are saying to you.
This can hurt them more than you know and cause them to not open up to you again!
When you are doing this goal setting activity with your family, it is important to allow each member room to grow and make mistakes. Allow them to learn from their mistakes and help them understand where they went wrong.
Whenever we see a family member getting off track remember to give them a word of encouragement and give them a helping hand until they are back on track.
We might look perfect on the outside but we all face challenges each day that might lower our self-confidence. Help each member set goals so the family can accomplish the bigger goals.
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