Reason for this Goal: Relationship goals . . . when you first meet your significant other, you both put your best foot forward; as you are deeply in love, you treat each other with high levels of respect, admiration, and kindness. You listen to each other attentively. You also celebrate and appreciate the differences you share (opposites attract).
As you progress through your relationship or marriage, many lose focus on what brought them together in the first place. The same level of admiration and attention dwindles, and you start wanting the other person to be more like yourself. Relationships suffer. All relationships take work and effort to stay strong.
Once you’ve made the decision that this person is your life partner (often resulting in marriage), you are making the commitment that they are the most important person in your life. They need to be treated that way, as if they are a VIP . . . Very Important Person.
Recognize the reality of what happens in many relationships, with over a third of marriages ending in divorce. Decide that you aren’t going to end up in that statistic and, more importantly, decide that you will maintain an excellent relationship throughout.
Make a bold decision that your life partner will be, and will remain, your most important person throughout your life. Back it up daily with the way you interact with each other. Continue to do the things that you did when you were courting each other.
Some examples on VIP treatment include:
Suggested Goal(s): I will treat my spouse/partner as a very important person (VIP).
Your Outrageous Goal: Same as above for your entire life.
Of all the life goals, relationship goals are of utmost importance to keep our loved ones feeling loved.
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For information on how to make your goals smart, go to SMART Goals section.