Life partners have the ability to profoundly affect both sides of the success equation when it comes to your life goals. Having a partner on your side, who is your number one cheerleader, is essential to your recovery. By gaining the support of your partner, you will have eliminated a large potential barrier to maintaining abstinence and achieving your life goals. Mutual goal-setting can be a very powerful tool towards growth and achievement. When sitting with your significant other, partner or family member, it is important that you are clear about what you really want in your life. Clarity is critical.
Some people are very clear about what they do not want. I don’t want to drink again. However, they are not as clear about what they do want. Wanting fewer problems in your life is not a goal, that’s a wish. Sit down and do your goal-setting exercise. Invest the time in yourself to really think about the things you want to accomplish.
Rate your goals on their importance from the ones you absolutely have to accomplish to the ones that may not be as critical. Do your timelines. Have written reasonable steps to achieve each goal and make them measurable. Now, you’re ready for mutual goal setting.