June 30th, 2017
How to Set and Achieve Great Family Related Goals
© 2017 M. Mitch Freeland
Sadly, less than 5% of parents write out family goals. Your family goals will shape your life. Deciding what you want in your family life has an overwhelming impact on your other goals relating to your career, health and fitness and financial plans. How important is your relationship with your family? Is it important that your family is financially secure if you should be hurt or die? Do you need or would you like a new car? Do you want to spend more time with your children? What will bring more joy and happiness to the ones you love? Below, write down ten family related goals that would bring your family closer together and bring more joy and happiness into the lives of the ones you care about. Again, think clearly about what you want and what you believe is best for your family. Try first my making your goals as affirmations.
Family Related Goals: Examples written as affirmations for making family mini-goals:
1. I am spending more time with my children
Mini-Goal: I am spending fifteen minutes more each day, before bedtime, reading to my little boy.
2. I am the spiritual leader in my family
Mini-Goal: I read one page of the Bible every night to my children and wife. Afterwards, we discuss what was read for thirty minutes.
3. I am enjoying driving a new Subaru Outback for family camping trips to Lake Ichyguppy
Mini-Goal: One weekend each month I take the family camping, to the beach or on a nature hike.
4. I am financially prudent with my investments so that my wife and children are provided for upon my untimely death.
Mini-Goal: I invest $100 extra a month into an emergency fund. Or, invest $35 a month in life insurance.
5. I am sending my children to the best school in town
Mini-Goal: I invest $100 a month now so that my children will be able to attend the best school in town in ten years or when they turn ten years old. (This mini goal is wrapped around a long-range goal)
6. I am preparing to invest in my children’s education
Mini-Goal: I save $5 a day for a special college fund so that my child, in fifteen years will be able to attend UCLA
7. I am training and educating my family about physical fitness for a lifetime of excellent health
Mini-Goal: I run one mile every morning with my son.
Or, for breakfast, I eat walnuts, yogurt and a banana with my son.
8. I am a patient, understanding, forgiving mother and wife.
Mini-Goal: I sit quietly and listen to my daughter.
9. I instill discipline and diligent work ethic for all of my family
Mini-Goal: I tutor my child in history for twenty minutes on Monday and Thursday at seven o’clock.
10. I am teaching my children to be self reliant of mans help, but reliant on God’s help
Mini-Goal: I counsel my children with a passage from the Bible every night at nine o’clock.
Now, what are your Family Related Goals and Mini Goals? Make your top ten list now.
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