In his book, The Wealthy Barber, David Chilton introduces us to the average Canadians goals. I suspect those goals would not exclude most Americans. Here is what Chilton says:
“ We all share pretty much the same goals – an annual vacation, a nice car, a comfortable home, a cottage, early retirement, the ability to give our children what they need and want … and baseball season’s tickets. These are the average Canadian’s goals.”
We live in a goal oriented society and that is great. But, just be sure you are working for your own goals, not someone else’s.
I have previously mentioned that Biblical finances do differ from personal finances. In that post I mentioned Christian’s goals should differ. Do your goals differ? How?
Make sure your goals include spiritual statements, not just numbers:
- Focus your goals on allowing God to best utilize your resources rather than just simply how much you can accumulate.
- Consider making it a goal to increase your giving. Pray about something like the graduated tithe.
- Contrary to everything I have read on goal setting, make some general goals. For example, I want to be content with my income. I want to be at peace with my financial situation. I want to accept the things I have as enough.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain Kahlil Gibran. Quoted here.