Where there is no vision, the people perish… Click To TweetProverbs 29:18
Do you have dreams of where you want to be in the future?
Now here is a direct question for those that are married. Does your spouse have the same dream? Too often in life we focus on what needs to be accomplished now without getting really clear on what the end goal is.
Take the business world for example.
A standard business has a mission statement and an operating budget that measures how well the business is performing. Trouble enters when the vision is not clear. If employees are going thru the motion’s day in and day out without understanding a deeper level of their purpose the business will struggle. In most circumstances vision is created at the top of organizations and cascaded down. When done effectively and consistently businesses thrive. It takes constant engagement, communication, and willingness to change to stay moving forward in business.
Now apply this principle at home.
Hopefully, there is a budget in place that provides details on how the family is performing financially. This is usually a monthly budget and depending on your stage in life will vary on the goals you are trying to accomplish. Often what is missing the clarity on the dream. Here are a few tips to zone in on the dream with your spouse:
- Dream together! Take the time to talk about where you want to be at certain stages of life. This should be a fun exercise and no dream is silly if you achieve alignment as a couple. If teaching acrobatic yoga in Fiji is your dream together go for it!
- Check in with “dream dates”. Make it a priority to have the dream discussion annually. The goal is to change and grow together.
- Lose the barriers! “We can’t” should be removed from this conversation. In the dream meeting all things are possible. You may find thru this that adjustments are needed to get there. If it is a joint dream, then you both will be clear on your purpose.
Remember what the bible says about when there is no vision the people parish.
Create the vision together and you will create more alignment and joy in your relationship. Life will still throw you curve balls but when you can clearly see the end goal you will be able to march forward together. Now go have that dream meeting and get clear together on where you both are headed!