I read an article today about Richard Branson, and how he wrote some goals down when he first started Virgin Records. It got me thinking.
The research around goal setting and how the most successful people actually take the time to write those goals down, is out there. There’s a biblical reference to it even in Habakuk 2:2;
“…’Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.'”
The whole idea of moving forward requires a vision – where are we going? You can’t make progress without direction.
You could argue, however, that those who are driven to succeed are probably going to be the type to write their goals down anyway – is the act of writing a casual factor or a symptom?
But, if you’re like most of us, normal people I mean, you’ll find yourself easily distracted, full of ideas and less primed to follow through on them. So when I look at what our family has achieved, it’s no wonder that what we had written down as our goals, when our children were young, is largely been what we have achieved up till now.
So my challenge from here is to set my direction down on paper – what are our goals for the next 15 years, where do we want to be and what kind of life, impact on others, kind of a difference do we want to make?
How about you? How about your school or classroom?
How about your family?