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The Importance of Goals


“The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity, and execute with vigor; to sketch out a map of possibilities; and then to treat them as probabilities.”

Christian Nestell Bovee

Learning to think about and manage money is exactly like learning to think about and reach ANY goal in life.  It requires the same steps, the same mental process, the same elements (vision, commitment, resourcefulness, tracking progress, organization, making a game plan, etc.).

When I talk to my students about goal-setting for grades in English class, I notice lots of signs of boredom!  Kids have heard it over and over.  BUT, when I talk about goal-setting for money, suddenly, everyone is listening and participating.

College, wealth, health, grades, career, great relationships…all of these are important areas of life.  Let’s make sure that the teens in our lives are dreaming BIG dreams, believing in themselves, committing to their game plan, and taking small and big steps to fulfill their dreams.

Take a look at these steps that you can follow to have a successful “goal-setting” conversation with your teen.

© WealthQuest for Teens, Ltd., 2011 All rights reserved worldwide.

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