"Our kids need to know that SUCCESS IS IN THE JOURNEY AS MUCH AS IN THE END ACHIEVEMENT. Falling down and getting back up are important milestones in the journey." Val Harrison, The Practically Speaking MOM
Three Steps to Teaching Your Kids the Success Habit of Goal Setting and Goal-mapping Skills.
1. Pray over your goal-setting before, after, and during the process.
We want God to be our partner in life. He knows us; He knows our circumstances; He knows our future. He knows all of those things better than we do. Having Him as our partner in all of these decisions and all o f these plans is so critical. Ultimately we want His will. We don't want our will. He can do this so much better than we can. I need Him to direct my life and I want to teach my children to allow Him to direct their lives also. We shouldn't expect that for their future behavior if we don't teach them how today.
"His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. As far as the heavens are above the earth, so far are His thoughts above our thoughts and His ways above our ways." Isaiah 55:8.
2. Teach them to WRITE DOWN their goals and place them around the house where they can see them regularly.
3. Include a TIMELINE for achievable little steps as a roadmap to the big goal. If you only have the big end goal, it may stay too unattainable. You and your kids need some little successes to celebrate along the way! Let's learn how!
Quotes from the episode:
"Even if we never reach the end goal, we have succeeded by making progress." Val Harrison
"It's bonding to set goals together, to map them out together, and to watch God do great things." Val Harrison
Other Resources Mentioned:
A Man Called Norman
By the way, no shark was harmed - it was one that had died naturally.
Plugged In .com Media Review Website from Focus on the Family
Raising A Luke 2:52 Kid Podcast Episode and Blog Post
Raising A Luke 2:52 Kid Goal Poster download
Content by Val Harrison, The Practically Speaking MOM.
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