Family Resource Management: An Anthology of Articles

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(2013). Mind Tools. Retrieved: http://www.mindtools.com/page6.html "Goal setting is used by top-level athletes, successful business-people and achievers in all fields" (Personal goal-setting, 2013, Mind Tools). However, not only individuals who are advanced in their careers can benefit from goal-setting. Persons at all stages and ages of the life cycle can benefit from setting goals for themselves as a way of boosting their self-esteem. Families may set long-term goals for themselves as an inclusive unit, such as not being as judgmental of one another; setting aside time for family togetherness; or having weekly meals where everyone sits down at the table. To achieve these goals, goals may be set at both the individual and the collective level. For example, to enhance family togetherness, the teens in the family might make a pact not to check their cellphones during dinner time while the adults might agree to make an effort to come home at a reasonable hour from work. Achieving effective long-term goals means setting and meeting effective short-term goals that eventually build up to a long-term goal. Also, the goals must be SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound) (Personal goal-setting, 2013, Mind Tools). And finally, one must remember that goal-setting is not enough. Achieving those goals means making sacrifices and hard decisions…
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