Do you have what it takes to raise the right kind of family? In the above video, Raising Positive Kids: Affirming Yourself, Family Mission, Zig Ziglar discusses the pros and cons and ins and outs of raising a family. One of the integral pieces of how Ziglar is committed to raising a positive family is making a mission statement.
If you are seeking to raise the right kind of family, “something you may want to consider… is to develop your own mission statements, your own objectives with your family.” When you are able to sit down and think of what your family values – what you value as individuals and what you all value as a group – you are able to better understand what is important in your lives. Mission statements allow for you to have more guidance and more clarity in the actions you have taken together.
“When I think of a mission statement, I interpret it and consider it a commitment.” So what Ziglar wants you to do with your mission statement is seek out guidelines for your family to follow through on the mission statement. He wants you to set up your family values and determine how you are going to live your lives through mission statements, because they provide a path for you to find and stay committed to goals. When you are working out problems with your spouse, or you are raising children, you can look to your mission statement for guidance.
When you seek the right kind of morals and goals together, and make the decision to stay committed and on the right path, you are setting your family up for success. That is what it takes to raise the right kind of family. “When you put all of that together, with God at the center of your life, the chances of you maintaining the commitments, and raising and producing the right kind of family, are enhanced greatly,” claims Ziglar.