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Set Family Goals and Values
Life is best if you know what you want to be when you grow up/finish your life development. This is true whether you’re speaking of one person or of a family or any other unit of people. It’s easier to hit your target if you know what it looks like.
That having been stated, I would like to ask you to think about your particular situation, and I’m assuming you are part of a family. Does your family have any particular goals that they are working together to reach? Or do you all just kind of amble tediously through daily life, while sharing a residence?
Set Family Values to Set Family Goals
Consider what you want your family to be like. What values do you hold, as a family unit? Are you or do you want to be known for having compassion on others?
Do you love athletics and sports? Or perhaps you want to emphasize how much fun you and your family have together. Or do you all have a hobby in common, such as the study of history. Developing values within the family is a worthy goal in and of itself.
Goals for Various Reasons and Lengths of Time
You can also choose short-term goals, just to build family unity, such as having a weekly game night or growing a vegetable garden.
Other weightier goals can last many months or even years, such as contributing part of your earnings to an important charity or sponsoring a missionary.
Lifelong goals are important, also. These include goals such as developing a love for helping people in need, or helping others to develop important abilities to help themselves.
Just wandering through life is not an unusual family activity, but setting and striving for family goals together does some really good things for every member.
Setting Goals Gives a Great Return
First of all, being allowed to make suggestions about what the family should aim for gives a feeling of belonging, which is invaluable. There’s nothing scarier than feeling all alone in the world. But a feeling of belonging means others have your back, which is a great comfort!
Secondly, having a goal and not wanting to let down the rest of the group gives a family member a sense of empowerment. It makes a person feel that if he does his part, then achievement of good things will happen.
Thirdly, when the goal is reached through the efforts of all family members working together, each person involved feels an enormous sense of accomplishment and joy. This gives each family member a boost of confidence that leads to even greater accomplishments in the future.
And last of all, having and reaching goals makes the family both more interested and more interesting to others.
My Goal Is to Help You Set Family Goals
In future articles, I’ll talk about how to set family goals that work for your family and how to go about accomplishing them without causing unforeseen troubles within the family.