In today’s episode of the Parent Cue Live podcast, author and speaker, Jon Acuff, joins host, Kristen Ivy, to talk about goal setting in your personal and family life.


Ask yourself: “What are some goals I want for my family this month or this year?”

Sometimes, there are goals as simple as getting to bedtime. Other goals are a bit more lofty. Whatever the goal you have for yourself and your family this year, make sure you bring in some reinforcements. Introduce the word “goal” to whomever you do parenting with and get on the same page.


There’s nothing like the start of a new year to inspire us to become the best version of ourselves. Many of us write a laundry list of goals for the new year and often find ourselves disappointed come December. So how do we stop this endless cycle of unrealistic expectations and disappointment year after year? We’ve enlisted help.

Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author and speaker, has tackled this topic in his latest book, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done. Jon says most Americans believe a goal has to be difficult in order for it to count. That’s not true, he says.

So what’s the distinguishing factor between a good goal and a bad goal? Ask yourself this question: What do I hope is the consequence of this goal if it is achieved? The answer, Jon says, will be an instant sign of whether or not the goal matches who you are.

When it comes to our families, we often stop short of setting goals because the day-to-day tasks often keep us with our heads down and focused on what’s directly in front of us. However, goals set for our families help us stay in-tune with the pulse of what’s going on in our family’s daily life and communicates to our kids that they matter.

Also in today’s episode, Jon offers advice to those skeptical about goal setting, how to complete a goal you’ve set, and the importance of fun while setting goals.

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