The Business of Running Your Life
Part 2 – Where Is Your Family Headed?
Where is your family headed?
If the answer to this question is I don’t know, then your normal, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good thing. In fact, it’s not. It simply means you’re drifting through life and are willing to take a chance on it turning out good. It’s like going on a trip with no preset destination. How will you know when you’ve arrived? Sure, you see some very interesting places as you travel, but you’ll never make it anywhere in particular. How will you know what to expect? When traveling, climate is one of those important things you need to know. You need to be prepared for colder climates if you’ve only packed for warmer weather. You need cooler clothing for those warmer climate areas, but without a preset destination, there’s no way to know exactly what you need.
Your family is the same way. You can’t be like everyone’s family even though some families try. Today they want to have a home like the Jones. Tomorrow, they want their children educated like the Smiths. The next day, they want to vacation like the Johnsons. What if you had your very own map that outlined where you wanted your family to end up? You see, you need your very own family plan. You need your very own road-map to put your family on the course you desire. If you have this road-map, you can end up with the life you always dreamed of and not one you end up with.
Where are you headed?
Without a plan or set of directions, you and your family are headed nowhere. You’re headed nowhere, at least no place you ever intended. You’ll be like millions of others, just existing and hoping that your ship will one day come in. Well I’ve taken a poll and out of all the people I’ve spoken with, no one has had their ship come in. Therefore the chances of a ship coming in is more than just slim, it just doesn’t happen. However, I know some who have altered their life’s course dramatically by focusing their efforts on a defined plan. From these success stories, I’m willing to do the same and I want you to be able to take the journey as well. Where is your family headed?
There’s a simple process that we’ve all heard many times before, but discredit it because it seems so simple…write your “plans” down. I hate saying it and later in this series I will give you a new approach to goal setting. Goals, plans and priorities are all words I once hated because I had a “common” perception of them. I thought like everyone else about these words, but when I started thinking differently my results changed. As you will see over the next few weeks, I will give you some thought changing ideas that will transform your regular existence into something much more.
Just for starters, begin thinking about where you’re headed and where your family is headed. Over the next week let this be the primary focus of discussion with your family. This step alone is enough to re-ignite marriages and heal families.
Today is your Friday, a day unlike the rest. It’s the day you altered your destiny by thinking about where you’re headed.