“Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” ~Dalai Lama
Many of focus on only certain areas of our lives while neglecting other, the whole time not realizing the effects the neglected have on the others.
Are we successful if we have the perfect looking body by means of trying to outworking poor nutrition?
Is financial success worth giving up relationships with your children?
What will you say on your death bed about going to a job every day you hated?
Do we have to sacrifice areas of our life to succeed in others? I don’t think we do. I think to be truly successful, we need to focus on all aspects of our lives. Below is an example of 8 key facets. Go through and rank each area 1-8. 1 being the area of your life that you are killing it in, 8 being the area that you need the most work. Then go through and write down what you are currently doing toward each area (good and bad) to gain perspective on why you ranked it as you did.
*After ranking relationships, go back and rank each subcategory of relationships, 1-10, but you can’t use “7”. Its either 8 or above and doing well, or 6 and below and needs work.
Next week I’ll share with you how each of my areas ranked, what I do or don’t do in each, and the game plan I created to fix my lowest ranking areas.
Eric Karls M.Ed.
Chief Awesomeness Facilitator
Certified Level 3 CrossFit Coach