In strategic planning, we have the different levels of goals.
In Balanced Scorecard, you have the different perspectives.
David Allen has the 6 Horizons of Focus.
I combined the best to create a framework for my life’s operating system.
Identity. This is about who I am. It is a deep question and I admit it took me years before I have a clear sense of who I am.
Purpose. With my identity, the next thing to figure out is my purpose. When I became a believer, this was one of the first thing I did. The Purpose Driven Life was a great book to start.
Vision. If someone were to ask you, “what’s your vision?“, how would you answer that question? To me, vision is the end-in-mind. For this, I further break it down into three main areas: discipleship, relationship, and leadership.
“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight and no vision.”~Helen Keller
Projects. While the approach determines the broad stroke strategy, the projects are the initiatives that will led to the vision. Here, for each area, I have a series of projects to achieve the goals.
Habits. This is probably the most crucial. Without the right habits, goals would never be achieved. I’ve been a student of constructive habits for the longest time.
What’s your framework for your life’s operating system.