There is a verse in the Bible that goes like this:
Where there is no vision, the people perish. (Proverbs 29:18)
If you really think about it there is a lot of truth in the statement above - whether you actually believe in the Bible or not. In order for one to be able to “live life to the fullest,” one must first know the “why” of one’s existence on earth. This applies to individuals and families alike.
Why does my family need a vision statement?
Lisa Scott, a mom of three, and parent coach and mentor to parents of preschoolers and elementary-aged children, has been working with families for 20 years. On her blog/website, www.WisdomPursuit.com, Lisa explains why all families need a family vision statement:
“Do you know why your family is here? How do you want your family to be remembered?... The members of a family cannot thrive without a clear direction and purpose.
You may have heard the phrase “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” If you don’t like the idea of your kids following just any road, then know where you are going as a family.
A family vision statement provides unity and clarity in a fractured world that is often seen in shades of gray. The simple act of sitting down together to talk about your vision can bring a family closer. Family members feel respected and heard, and find a sense of purpose in being part of something bigger than themselves.”