Family Goals

January 6th, 2013 | The Queen

Family Goals for 2016

Wouldn’t it be cool to have a goal that everyone in your family works on together?  What might that be?

  • A special vacation this year

  • Special day trips

  • Birthday celebrations

  • A purchase for the whole family to enjoy

  • Special time together

Call a “family mastermind.”  Present the idea of having one or two family goals.  Get everyone’s ideas “out there.”  One way to do this is to put all ideas on small sticky pad pieces of paper, stick them to a wall or board WITHOUT ANY JUDGEMENT OR COMMENT.  Then categorize them into 1. items 2. events 3. bahaviors.

Then discuss and agree together on their priority and move the papers around until you come to consensus of the order of importance.  

Next, do a family VISION BOARD that will visualize that or those goals.  Make it big and post it prominently for everyone to see every day.  Do a vision board for each goal.  See the blog on making Vision Boards.

If the goal requires money, make a big paper thermometer that keeps track of the progress of the money going towards the goal.  Or it could be a big paper ruler.  Or maybe you’ll come up with another idea.

Decide on a weekly or monthly family meeting to reassess and evaluate your progress towards those goals.  Don’t be afraid to tweak or change anything that isn’t working  But again, allow for everyone’s input.

Good luck!  And please share with us anything that comes out of this project that might help other families.

One Response to “Family Goals”

  1. The Queen says:

    What a fun idea!  I can't wait to see what my family comes up with!