Soooo….I’ve been out of the country for a few days so forgive me for the posting gap!
But I love those get aways because it gives me time to kind of calm down and assess the moments around me. Reflection points if you will.
During this particular reflection point, I came up with a little exercise that I hope will be freeing (or least give some direction) to you!
I’ve been doing some research lately just to clarify life! I’ve found that many people actually lose control of their lives because by the time they actually figure out what areas they should be managing, it’s more than half over.
What I’m going to do in this post is lay out the areas of life, according to John Demartini, that we should be looking to manage and then ask you some straight forward and hopefully action provoking questions to get you at least moving toward your goal!
Here goes nothin….
Seven areas of your life: 1. Mental/learning/personal development 2. Vocational/career/business 3. Financial 4. Family 5. Social 6. Physical 7. Spiritual
Do this for every area in your private time, but for today pick one of the areas above and answer the following:
- Name the area in your life where you are not where you want to be:
- Why aren’t you there?
- Excusing external influences, what can YOU do to further your development in this area?
- Why haven’t you done this thing?
- What’s the worst that can happen if you step out and work to move forward in this area in your life?
- If that happens, what will you do?
- What happens if you don’t even try to step out?
- Are you exchanging short term comfort for long term pain?
- What lessons can be extracted from the pain of failure?
- Now what are you going to do to improve this area in your life?!
To aid you in answering #10, I’d highly suggest reading “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferris. This book has been an incredible add to my thought process and life and will certainly give some additional insights into the questions above.
Hopefully we’ve given you something to “think about!” 🙂