Last week, I wrote about how you can identify what’s truly important to you in your life. Now, let’s get specific, so we can make your vision a reality.
Now that you’ve reflected on the main categories of your life, we’re going to set goals to reflect where you’d like to be regarding each category.
In some of these areas, you may already be living life as you’d like it to be, and in other areas, there may be a mismatch between what you’d like your life to look like and what it currently is. In this exercise, you’ll gain awareness of where you are now and where you’d like to be.
- What goals and projects (activities, responsibilities, things you do) do you have in each category?
- Do you feel fulfilled by the combination of goals and projects listed here? Does the list feel “complete”?
- In an ideal world, would you remove any goals and/or projects from this category, i.e., would you take anything off your list?
- In an ideal world, would you add any goals and/or projects to this list? Is there anything that you feel is missing that you’d like to add?
Run through this exercise for each of the 10 priorities categories. You’re finished when each category feels fulfilling to you.
Now, try to take in the 10 categories together. Do they make for a fulfilling, purposeful life? It may be difficult to hold everything you’ve written in mind at the same time, but allow your gut feeling to guide you here. Does your intuition tell you something is missing? Or does this feel like a pretty good life?