Thursday, January 05, 2006

Is 2006 getting off to a good start for you?

Well, we're still a little less than one week into 2006, but did you realize that about 1.4% of the New Year is already gone?! Yikes!

The bigger question, of course, is what are you planning on accomplishing in the remaining 98.6%? To follow that , let's take your baseline temperature with a little personal-development activity:

Step One: On a clean sheet of paper (or on your computer), create (or paste) the following chart:

Life Factor

B

R

Health/Fitness

Friends

Family

Romance

Personal Growth

Rest/Relaxation

Physical Environment

Career

Money

Joy/Laughter


Step Two: Consider how important these Life Factors are to you by rating each one using a scale from 1=low to 10=high. Record your answers in column B.

Step Three: Now rate how important each Life Factor is to you based on the amount of time and energy you give to it. Record your answers in column R using the same 1-to-10 scale.

Interpretation: Column B relates to your beliefs about life. Column R relates to your reality in life. Any Life Factor where your two ratings vary by 2 or more would probably benefit from a little extra attention on your part.

Step Last: Identify (and take) some specific steps to re-align your reality with your beliefs and see what that does for you. But don't delay, because as Stevie "Guitar" Miller sang, "Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin', into the future."

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2 Comments:

Blogger Phil Gerbyshak said...

Great post Barry! Thanks for sharing. I shared it my readers too, over at the new and improved Make It Great!

Saturday, January 7, 2006 10:10:00 PM CST  
Anonymous Don Goodman said...

Good wake-up call! Particularly relevant for those seeking career changes in 2006 and more quality of life.

Sunday, January 8, 2006 12:25:00 PM CST  

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