This month’s Powerful character word is "vision." Therefore, our power-chat discussions and activities will aim to help our students visualize their goals as well as to help them imagine what it would feel like, sound like, and look like, to have already achieved their goals.

Click Here to Watch Dr. Robyn Silverman, founder of the Powerful Words program used here in our school talk about Vision.

At the start of the New Year, goal-setting and vision need to go hand-in-hand. Vision is vital to the goal-setting process. It provides a clear picture of what someone wants to do and who they want to become. It allows us to stay motivated even when we feel challenged.

Goal-setting and visioning are important skills for everyone– including children. The earlier they learn, practice, and incorporate these skills into their lives, the more adept they will be when the stakes are higher as they get older. Research tells us that the more specific, timely, and appropriately challenging the goals are, the more beneficial they are for motivation and learning.

According to our Child/Teen Development Specialist, Dr. Robyn Silverman, vision is a 5 part process: Picture it, Sense it, Own it, Believe it, Achieve it. In our classes, we find that those who use vision as part of goal-setting are more likely to realize their goals. Vision helps the goal-setter imagine what the goal would look like and feel like as if it already happened. This prepares the goal-setter and gets him/her motivated.

Those who can take the power of vision and goal-setting and convey it to others possess a great leadership skill. When leaders provide others with a clear vision of their goals and plan, others are more likely to help!

As always, one of the best ways to reinforce Powerful Words is by modeling strength of character ourselves. Talk about your goals for the coming year and how you did on the goals you set for yourself last year. What are your family goals? When do you work on your goals? The more you discuss and show the importance of goals, the more likely it is that your children and teens will make the time to set them and envision them too.

We thank you for your support. You are pivotal in helping to make our school one of the best personal development centers in the world.

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