It’s About Time

January 31, 2011

Look at your life in five categories: spiritually, mentally, physically, financially and socially. Examine the goals you have for each of these areas. In order to achieve the balance you need to have a long life, what would you do differently?

Spiritually – are you spending enough of your 24 hour gift focused on your purpose in life?

Mentally – are you recharging your left and right brain on a daily basis?

Physically – how’s your diet, exercise, recreation, relaxation and life expectancy?

Financially – isn’t there anything you want to do this year in the financial arena–save an extra 20%, make an extra 20%, start a business, buy real estate?

Socially/Relationally – were you as good of a friend as you could have been last year? Were there unkept promises? How can you spend more time with your spouse, children and extended family?

To get started – simply identify three goals in each of the above areas, map out your plan and activate your plan. Your time on earth is precious – being more strategic in how you manage your life with the gift of 24 hours a day – is up to you! Set and write down clear, specific goals–not vague ones such as “be happy” or “have lots of friends” or “make lots of money”. You must really want to achieve them, or you won’t. Set up agendas and action steps and follow-through?cross them off the list! To set your goals, and realize your potential, answer these questions:

  1. What do you really want?
  2. What activities do you find most satisfying?
  3. What would you change about your life?
  4. What do you think about most ? is it positive or negative?
  5. What will you sacrifice for your goals?
  6. What one step should you take now?

The key to controlling your life is controlling your time. Begin your day by identifying your highest priorities as an essential step toward time and life management. Align your daily practices with your identified governing goals and values and you will experience inner peace. Your current behavior is a reflection of your core beliefs, values and goal.  You can leverage your time by investing a small amount each day in planning. You will enjoy the returns on that investment all day long.

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