Live your life to win
Everyone has intentions of living a successful life. Many of us feel we have achieved some success in our lives but if you ask anyone if they have achieved complete success in every area of life they will hesitate and answer no. Ask yourself that question. Can you say that you have achieved complete success in your life or is there an area that you feel could be improved? Perhaps you feel your life, in general, could be more successful but you are not sure how or where to begin. I can help.
Your life is comprised of seven areas, family, spiritual, financial, personal, career, physical, and mental. When all of these areas are balanced and working in harmony, you will be happier and achieve more. On the contrary, if some areas in your life are successful but others are lacking, you will achieve limited success.
The question is, how do you determine which areas are out of balance? There is a formula to help you not only determine which areas are out of balance but also help you monitor the progress. Along with this formula is a diagram so that it is easy to see where you are and where you need to be to balance out your life.
Draw a circle, write the word “ME” inside of it. Draw seven lines equal in length equally around the circle. Label each line with an area of your life. These were mentioned above. On each line, draw ten points.
Now, start with one area of your life and ask yourself questions that will help you rate that area of your life between one and ten, ten being the highest. Score that area and write the number in the appropriate place on the line labeled with that area of your life. Move on to the next area and continue through all seven areas. Once you have completed scoring each area and plotting the score on the coordinating lines, draw a line, connecting each score. Observing the new circle that was formed when you connected each score you will see a flat spot on it. The flat spot is the area that you should begin working to improve. There could be more than one area that is flat. This is not abnormal, it is just another goal to form, plan and execute.
With the areas of improvement determined, you can now begin to plan for improvement by setting goals to achieve and putting together a well-defined plan of execution. Once the plan is complete the final step is to start. The sooner you begin to work on the areas of your life that are flat the sooner you will see more success in the area. Do not let procrastination or fear keep you from taking the necessary steps to live a balanced life and have a happier more success life.
Zig Ziglar said, “You don’t have to be great to start but you have to start to be great.”