Know what this is?
The number of times I walked my kids to school in August.
Know how many times I want to do it this year?
Know why I wrote it down?
Because I tend to ignore things I don’t write down.
For years, I was pretty good about making goals about my dreams or my career. I’d write down hopes and dreams and then try to chart the course there. My family? My wife? I just assumed those parts of my life would happen naturally on their own.
I was wrong. And I share this post not as a declaration of “look how great I’ve been over the years,” but more as “look how I blew it for so long but have found something new I’m trying.”
So now, this year, I am going to walk my kids to school at least 50 times a year. It slows our life down, gives us time to talk, and creates the simple kind of moment my kids won’t forget.
Make sure, as you chase a dream, you give your family and your friends and your faith the best of your time and creativity, not just the rest of your time and creativity.
Have you ever had a goal related to your family or friends?