"Goal Setting For Successful Parenting"
Goal setting has to be a priority. Otherwise, how will you know where you are going and even more importantly, how will you know when you've arrived?
It's often said that you spend more time planning a holiday than you do planning your life. Your life and how happy you'll be in it, depends upon what your goals are.
"Goal Setting Is Necessary"
If you have goals, then you know what you want. In the case of parenting, you create a vision of your family life.
The relationships, the trips, the lifestyle, the house, the vehicles, the education, etc. If you know what your family life looks like, then you have a good idea of what you want. When you know what kind of life you want for you and your family, then research how much it will cost.
Then take the appropriate actions and make the appropriate decisions. Do you have the courage?
This exercise guides you. Every step of the way. It gives you a good idea of what you need and then you do what it takes to receive what you need to live that life. You make flexible plans. Change is inevitable and good and bad things come from unexpected directions. But never give up or give in to fear.
"Create Your Vision"
Are you like the huge majority of people who are just living day to day? Just wishing and hoping? Nothing you want is going to happen without effort.
Goal setting, planning, expectations all add up to vision. They all add up to what you want out of life. And you have control over it. Because it's your vision. When it's strong, you and your family will benefit and be healthy and wealthy.
Sit down today with your significant other and start talking about your lives together. Include the kids when appropriate. Everyone's ideas will add to that vision. Watch the energy grow and momentum take off. Setting goals with your family will be satisfying. Then take action.
Goals only become reality when you take action on them.
“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work”- Sir Frances Drake
Be the 1 or 2% of the population that sets goals and makes plans. That's why they're successful.
"Goal Setting Empowers"
Setting goals empowers you. Is POWER a scary concept to you? Is victimhood more like you? You simply won't get anywhere as a victim.
The two signs of victimhood are whining and excuses. People get tired of your whining and excuses. You get tired of them too, eventually. Listen to what you say to other people. Pay attention. Do you like what you hear coming out of your mouth?
If not, it's time to change. And you can. If you want to. It's all under your control! And that's empowering.
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