You’re Going to be“Off Track” 90% ofthe Time. So What?
Good families – even great families – are off track 90% of the time.The key is that they have a sense of destination. They know what the “track” looks like. And they keep coming back to it time and time again.
The key is in having a destination, a flight plan, and a compass.Invest the next few minutes in this presentation, and you will be given the most valuable tools ever to find your destination for your family.
Have the end in mind:A Beautiful Family Culture
“Okay, now, I know what you’re going to hear from people is “We don’t have the time. But if you don’t have the time for one night or at least one hour during the week where everybody cancome together as a family, then the family is not the priority.” ~ Oprah Winfrey ~
Things which matter the most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
The place to start is not withthe assumption that work isnon-negotiable; it’s with theassumption that family is non-negotiable. That one shift ofmind-set opens thedoor to all kinds ofcreative possibilities.
The role of parents is a unique one, a sacred stewardship inlife. Is there really anything that would outweighthe importance of fulfilling thatstewardship well?
Every family must take time to renew itself in the four key areas of life: physical, social, mental, and spiritual.
If you organize your family life to spend ten or fifteen minutes a morning reading something thatconnects you to timeless principles, youwill make better choices during the day– in the family, on the job, in everydimension of life.
Sharpening the saw is the highest leverage activity in life because it affects everything else so powerfully
From Survival…To stability…To Success…To Significance I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: The only ones among you who will really be happy are thosewho have sought and found how to serve. ~ Albert Schweitzer ~
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & CREDITS The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen R. Covey 1998 Simon & Schuster UK Ltd. (London)