Reading Meg Meekers, Boys Should Be Boys, I started to reacquaint myself with my youth. I want more than anything to represent a man for my boys to resemble and replicate. In order for me to do that I must continuously grow through faith, family, education, and work.
As my wife and I dream about our future, we regularly discuss our children’s future families and our future grandchildren. We also discuss our sacrifices for their education and continuous intentional money decisions that all of our children see everyday. We regularly discuss with our children our dreams and where we want to be as a family. We intentionally discuss our path and dreams for them and why our decisions affect and shape our family and all of our lives. We talk to our children about their dreams. This is important because we want to hear their intentions and goals. We want them to grow and develop their dreams.Depending on their age we have gone as far as making a plan to attain future dreams (such as starting their own business or what they want to do when they get older) or just helping them with ideas. Each child is different and allowing them to talk about these dreams makes them smile which makes us smile and enables us to include their dreams in ours.
I want to press the need to dream for others and that was why I started with our children. We can all accept that we want more and better for our children. It is parental instinct, I believe, to only want to push them for their best and beat ourselves up for every little thing we forget to show or help them with. Dream for the possibilities that they may have and that we can provide them through our teachings.
Dream for your friends and family. Dream that they can reach the potential and get everything that they dream of. We can always dream for ourselves or friends or even family but I urge you to dream for the people around you. Maybe dream for that person that just bumped into you and didn’t say excuse me. Dream for that person that cut you off on your way to work as you were running late already.
When we find ourselves dreaming for others we somehow fall into our dreams. When we dream for others it does something to us and we become less concerned with just us and want more for everyone else. If we are able to allow ourselves to dream not just for ourselves but to dream for others, we allow ourselves to reprioritize what is important. It is not important to have the biggest dreams but it is important that our dreams are vivid and as we intentionally dream for others we will intentionally grow into ours.
Charles Moore is a veteran, rocket doctor, financial coach, and blogger. If you’ve decided its time for you to suit up and fight for your financial freedom, check out his website at www.CAMFinancialCoach.comwhere you can get information on the coaching process, package options, and an unbeatable library of knowledge on winning financial battles.