Goal setting

For our majority, our resolution of the new year has now come and gone. Perhaps our promises were too big for us, maybe they were not affordable, maybe we needed help from others and they just did not work for whatever reason, all hope is not lost.

Most of us talk to our children about their future. The majority of our conversations regarding their future story requires targeted skills. How can our children set and achieve their goals when we are not setting a precedent? Instead of taking the risk of learning a bad habit, plan a course of action that involves practicing what we preach.

Select the date and time of the week for the target setting. For example, when the family is together for dinner on Sunday, regularly discuss the goal for next week. It can be as simple as clearing the dog's dishes, shaking and washing all the dishes in the house, writing distant relative letters, etc. If the goal is complicated and far, break the action plan into smaller sections and discuss success when organizing the next level.

Remember, however, that all goals do not have to be a workforce. Some goals can be for pure pleasure. I remember when my children were very young. I wish they used classic books. A few nights a week we put a pillow on the floor, made a pop and read together. These are valuable memories I'm still in love with.

What your goals are, short-term, long-term, work-time, temporary or family-oriented, set the goal. Discuss the plan of action to achieve the goal. The results will be more than worth it!


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