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The Future Is Yours: Youth Month 2019

Dreaming of our ideal future delights and inspires us. Children, with their fertile imaginations, are particularly good at dreaming. But to make dreams come true, you need to have clear goals and, very likely, save some money to make them happen. 

The Credit Union National Association celebrates Youth Month in April, and their theme is “The Future is Yours: Picture it. Save for it. Share it.” We’re encouraging all members, particularly our youngest, to write down their dreams, create vision boards, and encourage each other. These activities will help lay the groundwork for their future success.

Putting your dreams and goals down on paper where you can see them every day actually helps you achieve them. Studies were conducted at Dominican University on the science of goal setting. The results revealed that writing down your goals on a regular basis makes you 42% more likely to achieve them than if you don’t record them. They determined that using your imagination (right/creative brain) and writing those plans down (left/logical brain) engages your whole brain, including your subconscious. This makes it easier for you to find and seize opportunities that will help you achieve your goals, as well as keep you motivated.

Young members who begin a habit of envisioning and recording their goals are more likely to achieve future goals as adults. We hope this year’s Youth Month theme will give our younger members the encouragement they need to start this habit. 

Remember to visit our Community Events Calendar periodically for First Florida financial education events. You can also take advantage of free financial resources through our online Youth Center
 
Source: Copyright 2019 Credit Union National Association Inc.