In life we make priorities of what things are the most important to us and what are the lesser things. In doing so, you will make sure in a weekly basis, you accomplish what you want and then in let’s say 6 month’s time, you meet your short-term goals.
In a year’s time you will have met more long-range goals by sitting with a pad and paper or a computer and asking yourself these questions:
1. What matters the most to me and what do I need to do to get there. What are my goals either financially, spiritually, in your personal life, vacations you want to take, people you want to make sure you spend time with, and any other dream or goal involving things like education or even working out.
2. I have been striving for balance in my life and not working so much, but instead working smarter. I cut out many things I used to do that I either didn’t get that much enjoyment out of, or didn’t pay that well. I focus on the things I do best that I enjoy the most that pay the most in writing, photography and marketing now. Resumes and SEO web content was phased out.
3. What things can you “phase out” as I did that you can replace with things you enjoy more and pay more?
If you don’t know the answers to these questions, devote some TIME in YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU ARE YOUR OWN BEST INVESTMENT. ANY BOOKS YOU READ, TIME YOU SPEND WILL COME BACK IN DIVIDENDS LATER IN A HAPPIER, HEALTHIER LIFE.
Make sure you spend at least a half hour a day doing something you truly love that relaxes you. Stress is the biggest killer on earth that leads to heart attacks, stroke and hypertension. I don’t have problems with it, but my dad died of all those things and my brother, who is a few years older than me, had problems with it. I am always ever striving to reach that balance that gives me what I need and what I want. You should too. It really isn’t that hard and you are worth figuring out what makes you work at your best and what things are missing in your life.
Work on finding a balance, much like a scale.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright December 2012
I am not sure who created this photo but I discovered it on Facebook this evening, a site I love.