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Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Five Year Plan

One day one of my daughters brought home the young man she was dating (and who she eventually married) to meet some of her siblings.  Her older brother took this young man aside and asked him, "So, what is your five year plan?" Awkward  :) We all laugh about it now but in truth, that is a good question for us and our family and our children.

What do we want to accomplish as a family in the next five years?  Do we want to buy a house or a car?  Do we want to take an expensive vacation?  Do we want to save money for college?  

What do our children want to accomplish in the next five years?  Do they want to get accepted into college?  Do they want to learn how to play the piano?  Do they want to be on the football team?

What do YOU want to accomplish in the next five years?  Do you want to lose weight or get fit?  Do you want to go back to school?  Do you want to learn a particular hobby?  Do you want to start a business?

If you have a five year plan, you can make short term decisions that will get you closer to your desired goals.  Think of it as a road map.  Sometimes there are detours and roadblocks, but without that map, you won't get to your destination.

So, what is YOUR five year plan?  :)


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