One of the coolest days of the year! On Saturday, I got to run a race with the friends and Warriors we train each day. Lots of stories behind each person in these pics. Tremendous obstacles were overcome. Team work at it’s finest.
A very special FAMILY TBBC is!
Saturday night I also got to do something very special. Melissa and I went on a hot date to discuss our 10 year vision. OK that was the first part of our date. Then we went to Tullulah’s in Bayshore.
Vision is a common term in business but it’s not as common in family life.
Since the relationship I have with my wife is the most important one I have on this earth, it makes sense we would work on these things together.
We first tried 15 years but it was too weird. I mean Alyssa would be 22!
We settled on 10 and got to work. We discussed material things like cars and houses. We then discussed our health, faith, finances and giving, family, career, and other relationships.
It was awesome for me to hear what she would like to see happen in the next 10 years.
We all know the quote, “Men plan and God laughs.” I agree with that. We have no idea what time will bring. With that said, I’d argue it’s still useful to establish goals and work towards them. We can always readjust as life happens. Anyway, we had a great and motivating discussing.
Where most people go wrong
Unfortunately, most people wind up in a different place than they would have liked. Most people don’t set out to be broke, unhealthy, and have poor relationships. Yet that’s where many people wind up.
Part of the reason for this is due to a lack of direction.
We need to know and be clear about where we want to be if we have any hope of getting there.
Nobody is just going to miraculously wind up healthy, wealthy, and wise.
It takes intentionality. That doesn’t mean it will be easy. People make stupid decisions all the time.
It’s just that when we have a clearer vision, our day to day choices make more sense.
Let me illustrate. Let’s say you’re a 50 year old man or woman.
You hope to one day be an active grandparent and really enjoy time with your family.
That’s not going to happen by accident. If you neglect eating healthy and exercising, you will reduce your chances of that becoming a reality. But if you can connect your day-to-day decisions with your long-term vision, you’ll have a much greater shot!
I’d love to hear about your long-term vision. I’d also be happy to help you achieve it any way I can.
Billy Hofacker – Owner & Transformation Coach at Total Body Boot Camp – BS, CSCS