Flight Plan

Bruce Feiler shares some insights into family life in his article, ‘Want to Give Your Family Value and Purpose?’. ‘Good families—even great families—are off track 90 percent of the time,’ he wrote. What makes them good is they have a clear destination in mind, and they have a flight plan to get there. As a result, when they face the inevitable turbulence and human error, they keep coming back to their plan” (Bruce Feiler, “Want to Give Your Family Value and Purpose? Write a Mission Statement,” The Atlantic, February 25, 2013. A pilot has a vision of where they are going; they have a flight plan before they take off. If you want your family to be focused, then you’ll need to have a vision of how to get there. A family mission statement is a great tool to cultivate a spiritual vision for your family life.