Goal setting is a much-talked-about subject in the world of business.
Introducing the concept of goal setting to kids is lagging. Because of this, kids are not learning how to create the healthy habit of setting goals.
The reason for this may be because nearly 80% of people don’t set goals themselves. How do people know where their lives are heading if they don’t have something to aim at? Think of the game of soccer. A goal gives direction and purpose for players, and they know where they are heading at all times of the game because they have a goal. Life is no different. If we have a goal, it provides direction and purpose. Without it, we wander aimlessly.
Another sad statistic is when people do set goals, nearly 70% fail to achieve them. This statistic suggests people don’t have a strong enough reason or drive to stick at the goal they set, and there is no why behind the goal.
Unlike any other creature on earth, human beings get to create their reality. We do this by starting and finishing projects. Whether starting a company, creating a family, or simply growing a garden, things can exist a few years from now that does not exist today simply because we decide to make them happen.
We want to start teaching the next generation how to set goals that they stick with and accomplish. Here is a method that might help.
The first step is to start asking them what they want to achieve in the next year. The answer your child provides then becomes a goal they to go after.
The next step to creating goals that stick is by helping kids find their North Star. That is, how do we help them uncover their passion or purpose? By assisting kids in discovering these, we can start attaching the goals they set themselves to something that has meaning in their lives.