Areas Of Focus
Now that you have defined your vision for every role (personal, people, and professional) in your life, it is now time to take the next step to identify the areas you want to focus on.
This could be an area or areas in your life that you are not happy with.
For example, at one point, I was focused on getting my consulting business off the ground that I neglect my physical health. Soon enough, the intensity of the focus started to take a toll on my body.
The James J. Lachard, in his Interview with God, shared this anecdote when he asked God what surprises Him most about mankind:
That they lose their health to make money and then lose their money to restore health. That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, and live neither for the present nor for the future. That they live as if they will never die, and die as if they had never lived.
Life Is Like A Wheel
Zig Ziglar used the metaphor of the “wheel of life” to signify that if there was an area in your life that is not doing well, it results in a bumpy ride. Just like the tires of your car, should you have a flat tire, you will get a less than pleasurable ride.
In life, there are also areas in your life that you need to focus on. True, you may not be able to focus on all of it at once, especially if you haven’t been taking care of the various areas like I did about five years ago.
That said, you need to work on all areas nonetheless, even in small burst.
Action: Let’s start at the personal level. Remember, if you are not able to take care of yourself, how do you take care of others?
At the personal level, clearly define the different areas. As an example, I have the following areas at the personal level:
In another post, I’d share with you how to jazz these areas up. For now, go ahead and identify the various areas in your personal life that you want to focus on.
Remember, there’s no right or wrong answers.