Children as we know are creative dreamers they tend to express their desire of what do they want to be: a pilot, musician, singer, formula f1 race driver, doctor or teacher. The list keeps growing as they get exposed to different walks of life. This is actually the very beginning of their liaison with goal setting.
As adults, we truly realize the importance of goal setting and the process of planning to achieve those goals. It is imperative that we inculcate the very importance of setting a goal, working towards it and ultimately achieving it, in our children. The start of the new year 2013 with this note could well help your children learn the art of goal setting and what all it takes to achieve it.
Following are a few tips that may aid you in the goal setting and achieving process with your children:
Set a definitive goal – It’s imperative that you set a clear goal with a definitive timeline. Make a small goal but be firm with it. Setting an unrealistic goal will shave off the confidence of your child and he or she might not try setting up any goal or achieving it in the future.
Step by step approach – Divide the goal into small measurable steps and work towards achieving it. Success at each step will boost your child’s confidence level and his or her willingness to achieve more.
Mistakes don’t mean failure – Mistakes happen to them who try. Tell your children that mistakes are part of the learning process. It’s okay to make mistakes but at the same time it is important that they be cautious in the future to avoid repeating such mistakes. Having said that, you may help them alter their plan for the desired result. But keep them motivated and stay focused on their goal.
Keep backing up your goal – To have your children stay focused on the goal, have them remind themselves of the goal. Put up a stick out note on their wall. Idea is that they should condition their mind to make it happen.
Perseverance – perseverance is a valuable skill that will be benefiting for your children for lifelong . This skill will benefit him or her in whatever they lay their hands on in their life.