A couple years ago, Sarah and I wrote “The Parents’ Guide to Raising CEO Kids.” In it, we showed how hundreds of families were able to help their child develop business principles and skills. While creating a business was important, even more important was how these skills were benefiting the child in life and would help them in future relationships.
Let’s take a quick look at three of these skills or characteristics. They include:
#1. Vision—having a sense of purpose and motivation
#2. Action—willing to work for achieving their vision
#3. Attitude—balancing their dreams with the here-and-now needs of life
Let’s take a “look” at Vision first. Many marriages get caught in a rut, perhaps out of a sense of normalcy, boredom, or predictableness. But what is it that you and your spouse want to accomplish or experience in life? On an individual level, you could consider your own sense of Vision in marriage—who are you going to be for your spouse and marriage, and why?
Action is often referred to as “hard work,” which everyone considers essential for marriage. It’s also important to love that work if you’re going to succeed. So when you are investing or contributing anything to your spouse, do you find a way to enjoy it or are you grumpy about it?
Attitude refers to the balancing of thoughts and emotions, and it’s best done by making sure you’re balancing your schedule. Are you doing the things that are most important? Did you know that one of the most common causes of stress is living inconsistent with one’s values? What are your core values in life and how can your marriage help you achieve those needs? PS. “Like” my Facebook page and you may have some of your comments included in my upcoming posts!