Success Thinking And Actions: Teach Your Child to Turn Dreams
A goal is an objective, a purpose, a dream being acted upon that is essential for success. Therefore, it is
important to teach your children the steps to set goals. Setting goals is a necessary process for making dreams a
reality step by step and the sooner you teach your children on how to set goals the quicker they become successful
in life. Imagine yourself to what you could have achieved had your parents guided you on the same.
Here are some easy steps to guide your child on goal setting for success.
1. Being a listener: As your child speaks about his goal encourage him to be quiet. Next, guide him to listen to
the wisdom within his goal. This is will help your child in setting the right goal because there are many goals
that are set due to competition, extreme ruthlessness instead of self-integrity as the reason. An inner wisdom is
required for setting a healthy and a strong goal. To realize the wisdom within it is important to analyze these
questions: do you really want this goal? Does the goal serve the immediate purpose of my life? What will I
require to make this dream a reality? Encourage your child to question himself on these bases before setting his
2. Setting Smart Goals: Encourage your child to be clear and precise about his goals. This will help him to create
his own strategy for success. Allow your child to decide his own goal. However, guide him to make a realistic or a
practical goal, this will enable him to make it happen.
3. Seeing It and Believe It: Once your child is through with setting his goal, encourage him to start seeing it
as a reality. To make his energy flow in a positive manner, let him draw out his goals in motion pictures, pen them
down in clear detail, or record on a tape his descriptions of how he wants to see the results. This is the most
essential step to focus every day.
4. Setting Monthly Goals: Encourage your child to create one or two goals each month. This is a good step to see
the outcomes quickly and to perform the principles. For example, a family with four members selects one major goal
each every month, marking down their improvements on the chart, which is put on the refrigerator, and the winner of
the day puts a star on his lists.
Setting Annual Goals: Involve family matters while setting yearly goal. While setting yearly goals consider
including these factors: your children's school, business, finance, family health, vacations, friends, and so on
and so forth.
5. Reward for progress: Rewarding your progress can be fun and encouraging. Give small rewards for both the
monthly and the yearly goals. This will keep everyone motivated and adds to an acknowledgment of each step to
success. Rewards in your family can be in the form of exchanging hugs, a pat on the shoulder, applauds, or
6. Reward for progress: Rewarding your progress can be fun and encouraging. Give small rewards for both the monthly
and the yearly goals. This will keep everyone motivated and adds to an acknowledgment of each step to success.
Rewards in your family can be in the form of exchanging hugs, a pat on the shoulder, applauds, or
7. Be Open to Changes: There are times when unexpected things happen and calls for the need to change. In such
circumstances, be flexible to change your goals on time to set a new goal that is favorable. Encourage your child
to be open-minded towards change and teach him to detach from unfavorable past events. This will eventually make
him brave and wise.