- Mental Development
- Social Development
- Physical Development
- Family Life Development
- Career/Financial Development
- Ethics and Beliefs Development
Now fill in the slices of that circle starting from the center to represent what percent of your potential you think you're fulfilling in each of the areas as of right now, today. Be candid with yourself - nobody's looking. Now, if we were to erase the outer line of your wheel, what sound would it make as it's going down the street? If you're like most of us it would probably Thud! or at the very least have a bit of a bobbly bobbly sound.
I've found that if people have established written goals they're usualy in the career and financial arena. Thus, in many cases people find that work or concern about finances easily starts to crowd things like family and fitness out of the daily regime.
Other people place so much emphasis in one area that if that one area isn't going right the whole world seems not to be going right. For example, if it's all about our kids and our kids leave for college we're left with an empty house and a relationship with our spouse that hasn't received attention in years. If it's all about our job and we're downsized where do we get our identity?
Take a look at the balance in your life - no, not to make each section perfectly even, but to CHOOSE the balance that works for you. Then set goals and take action to help make it so. That's the key to a fulfilling life.