In my last post, I talked about my why. In this post I want to introduce you to a routine practice that I enjoy as a self-check on where I am with my why. The process is called the Life Wheel. The Life Wheel is a simple way to look at all aspects of your life and define your vision and goals for those areas.
Here’s how it works. First, grab a piece of paper and draw a large circle. Cut that circle into eight pieces. Now you have a piece of paper with a large circle cut into eight pieces of sections like pieces of pie, right? Next, in each slice of pie write a word that describes an important area of your life. For example, faith, family, career, etc. Now you have a circle with eight sections and each section has a word written in it, right? For each of those areas, write a description of what the ideal situation for that area looks like. For example, an ideal situation for your career may be to achieve a certain position within your company or hit a certain revenue number. Maybe the financial area of your life says to have $2 million is savings.
Now that you have all of your ideal scenarios described for each of the important aspects of your life, I want you to take a separate piece of paper to write on and further clarify two things for each section of pie. First, recognize what you are currently doing in each area well. Write it down. Next, decide on one thing you can do in each area to get better and closer to your ideal life. Write it down. This is a great tool to help you visualize what’s really important to you.
Life doesn’t just happen to us. We create it.