Have you ever found yourself setting the same goal, year after year, after year? And failing to achieve that goal, year after year, after year? Could the reason you’re struggling be a lack of balance?
This is the fourth and final post in my 2016 Goal Setting Series. I kicked off the month with a post titled Rethink Resolutions where I discussed why resolutions don’t work. I followed that up with a post titled Just Stop It that focused on creating margin to achieve our big bold goals. Last week I broke down The Power of Narrative and why we must change our story before we can change our lives. Which leads us to this final post about balance.
We live in a world where it’s easy to feel like we must always be on. It wasn’t that long ago when I was pulling all-nighters to finish reports and checking email first thing in the morning. In a moment of kairos I recognized that my life was out of balance and it needed to change. It was a long journey to get reacquainted my values and to understand how I’m uniquely wired. I’m grateful I had the opportunity and I look forward to helping others do the same.
It’s impossible to live our best life without balance. In an interview with Chase Jarvis, Arianna Huffington shares how lack of balance forced her to change her life. She went on to explain how contrary to popular belief, you can actually improve your performance by living a balanced life.
I encourage you to watch the video below. If you want to get straight to the point, fast forward to 5:50. The message is an important one.
Creating balance doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a process of deciding what you want each area of your life to look like and taking baby steps to make progress over the long-term. If you read my goal setting workbook you are familiar with this process. I go deeper into the process in the 10 part series Stop Waiting for Retirement. If your time is of the most value to you, I also offer one on one coaching to help you get to the next level.Balance doesn’t happen overnight. Decide what you want life to look like and take baby steps over the long-term. Click To Tweet
Finding balance is a personal journey. There’s no right or wrong answer. The key is to figure out what’s right for you and your season of life. You can find the eight areas I look at and a free downloadable Wheel of Life here.
We can’t do our best in any area until we begin living a balanced life in all areas. As you work to make improvements in your health, relationships, and finances, you’ll begin to recognize the connectedness of each area. There’s more to life than big houses, expensive cars, another raise or promotion. By creating a life of balance, success will follow, in each and every area.As you make improvements in one area of your life, you’ll begin to recognize the connectedness of each area. Click To Tweet
What tips do you have for living a balanced life?
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