One of the fundamental foundations of entrepreneurship is to set goals. Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality. You get ahead in life by pushing through normal, stretching to be above average, and not accepting the status quo. You will never be extraordinary without doing something extra.
Kids are little people with creativity, vitality and big dreams – it is your parental responsibility to keep their dreams alive, yes, inspire their dreams and encourage them to start setting little goals early on in life.
You should motivate and believe in your kid, because they believe in themselves. In many ways, you are the key to your kid’s success, thus do everything within your power to make sure they are being set up to succeed. Also help them to deal with disappointment. Setting goals in life do not necessarily mean that you will realise them, but you need to keep trying.
Here are some guidelines to help your kid with goal setting:
- Be Precise – here you can help them to set SMART goals that are goals that are Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic/Relevant and Time-bound.
- Be realistic
- State each goal as a positive statement
- Set priorities – When they have several goals, give each a priority.
- Write goals down – when they write down their goals, it makes it more real
By following these simple guidelines and by starting to form these habits now in your kids, you’ll be giving your kids a huge advantage in the world! Walk this goal setting path with your kid and appreciate that smile when they reach their goals!