We all want to achieve success in our lives and we want our children to succeed as well. The level and the meaning of success can be different from person to person; however, the benefits of goal setting are the same.
Success typically doesn’t come without hard work and direction – goal setting is the map needed to get you to your destination. As you set goals you are learning and teaching your children how to plan for the future, how to make positive decisions, and how to live a happier life.
As you achieve goals you build self confidence, discipline, determination, sense of achievement, and how to manage time. You can set goals individually and as a family, in fact, you should do both. Setting and achieving goals together will also build trust and unity among a family. As a parent you want to see your children grow up in a positive healthy environment with the decision making skills to lead them to success. Goal setting does just that.
Having a plan is the best way to make any life change – big or small. That is the difference between a goal and a wish. Too often we live life wishing and lack the joy and success we desire. Instead of wishing start setting goals and put the plan in motion.
Remember success doesn’t have to be about money. It can be about anything you wish – achieving a healthy weight, eating healthy foods, saving a little bit of money each week, quitting smoking, getting your education, spending quality time with the family, pursuing a career, developing a hobby, etc. As you meet your goals you achieve a new level of accomplishment and success. Replacing bad habits with new healthy habits improves your daily quality of life.
Sadly, less than 5 percent of the population actually sets goals. Even worse, around 1 percent actually writes them down. It isn’t any surprise that this 1 percent is the richest most successful people in our country and across the world for that matter.
Goal setting is important and helps you and your children live happier, healthier lives. Teach your children by example and build unity in the family as you achieve your goals together.