My sons had not only graduated high school, but also college, when I heard thoughtful, helpful advice about goals. A cousin’s college goals were too ambitious, but we never want to discourage big dreams, do we? God can make them happen if it’s his will.
My cousin’s guidance counselor told her to have three college goals: a wishing goal, a practical goal, and a backup goal. The vocabulary reflected reality, not judgment.
Wishing should be encouraged. Practical is important. Having a backup means you have planned well.
Thinking about wishing, practical, and backup goals showed me another truth. Wishes can soar higher when you have two nets to catch you: practical and backup.
While raising children, I wish I had known this excellent way to encourage our collective and individual dreams and yet ground our hopes.
Any new wishing goals while considering practical and back-up ones?