I just finished reading the NY Times bestseller, Good to Great, by Jim Collins. While written as a business book, I found that it contained helpful information for parents that want to build and enjoy not just good, but GREAT families.
The main obstacle to GREATness, according to the author, is being satisfied with goodness. If we settle for good, he says, we will never get great. So where might parents settle for good?
We can settle for good when we become content with minimal conflict, superficial conversations, and behavior that doesn’t tarnish the family name. We can settle for good when there are no major problems and life feels fairly stable. We can settle for good when the kids get good grades, act compliant, and are generally pleasant to be around.
So why rock the boat when family life is good?