The Secret of Setting Goals


It's an amazing fact, but the simple act of setting a goal is the most important step in accomplishing it. It's that tiny first baby step, but it's absolutely required and it sets everything else in motion.

When I was in college, one of my professors had us write down 5 goals to accomplish during the semester, then hide them away in a sealed envelope.  I completely forgot about the exercise so at the end of the semester, when he had the class reopen our envelopes, I was completely amazed that I had achieved 3 out of the 5 goals I had written down!   Even though I had not referred back to the list, the very act of writing down the goals had made them real enough in my own mind that subconsciously I set about to achieve them.  The purpose of the exercise wasn't, of course, to teach us to set goals and hide them away, but to show us the power of the goal setting process.

FamilyMint allows your children to set the kind of goals that money can buy.  This is a great way for your children to get started on the road toward developing the goal setting habit.  They can set multiple goals, estimate how long it will take them to achieve each one, and move money around as their priorities change.  And of course, goals that money can buy are a place to get started, but these are only a launch pad for your child to set goals that money can't buy, which are usually the goals that lead to long term happiness.

Did you know that an astounding 97% of the population does not take the time to set goals?

"The greatest danger for most of us in not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it" -- Michelangelo

"The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach." -- Benjamin Mays

Set aside a few minutes today to think about and set some goals for yourself, and help your child set a few goals of their own.