Mindset Mastery

Creating Your Vision for the Adults Your Children Will Grow Into

Imagine this: Your child, all grown up, stands before you.
What kind of adult do you want them to become?

This question might appear simple, but it can have a profound impact. Several years ago, I encountered this very question, and it left an enduring impression on me.

Today, I want to share it with you. As a parent, you already play a significant role in your child’s life, but taking a few moments to express your vision for their future can offer valuable insights.

It helps you pinpoint where you’re dedicating most of your time and where you might want to allocate more.

While we can’t predict the exact course of our children’s lives, it’s vital to recognize that every interaction we have with them plays a pivotal role, particularly during their formative years when they form their core beliefs and values.

I encourage you to set aside just 10 minutes today to contemplate this question and craft a clear vision for your parenting journey if you haven’t already done so. To aid you in this exercise, consider utilizing the “Balance Wheel.”

The Balance Wheel is a coaching tool designed to evaluate various aspects of your life, such as emotional, social/community, spiritual, occupational/school/financial, mental, physical, family, and recreational. Depending on your children’s ages, you might even think about sharing your vision with them.

This can help them comprehend the rationale behind your decisions, such as why you don’t buy them a new toy every time you visit the grocery store, why they have household responsibilities, or why cookies aren’t on the dinner menu.

Remember, this exercise can be an enjoyable and enlightening experience for you as a parent, and it can lay a strong foundation for your child’s future.

Don’t forget to invite your spouse to participate in the exercise as well—you might be pleasantly surprised by the insights and shared values that surface.

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