Legendary coach John Wooden said, “Don’t mistake activity for achievement”. You may be busy from the moment your alarm goes off in the morning until the time your head hits the pillow at night, but are you accomplishing anything meaningful toward the fulfillment of your goals? Are you making forward progress, or are you just running in one place?
Last month we looked at creating new strategies for more effective time management. What I have found is that our lack of time and busyness is not always a reflection of the commitments we have in our life but can also be attributed to not having a clear vision for what we want to create in our future. We can be so busy doing “stuff” but it may not be moving us towards where we want to be in life and our happiness.
Do you know what you specifically want to achieve in the next 12 months and who you want to be?
To have balance in life it is important to have a clear written plan (your vision) and write what you want to achieve in each area of your life.
Here is a challenge for those of you who would like to have less busyness and more life balance and peace.
Over the next week clarify exactly what you want in all 9 areas of your life:
- Family & home
- Health & fitness
- Social & fun
- Personal growth
- Mental resiliency – bouncing back from challenges
- Making a difference/contribution
Create a vibrant, crystal-clear image of your ideal life and write your vision in detail, and then set goals specific to enable you to achieve this vision. Follow this plan and notice how you become more productive and in control of your life and happiness.
If you want guidance in this area, check out the details of our next Group Coaching program.