On Target Living is not an all-or-nothing proposition. If you, like many of my clients, told me that you needed help living your life on Target which is essentially being balanced, I would need to ask you why. The answers are different for every person and reveal that most people view life-balance as something to achieve and maintain. How many other parts of your life stay the same for any length of time? Our lives are dynamic and alive! They aren’t the same from one week to the next and priorities are constantly shifting and evolving. If we attempt to stay balanced throughout, we end up short-changing ourselves in some area and begin to build resentment. We require something more fluid and engaging than balance. Each of us has the ability to play the game of life with balance, harmony and joy, but we need to know the rules and the principles. Life works according to principle and physical law. If it didn’t, you couldn’t fly an airplane, because there would be no gravity, there would be no such thing as electricity, and one-plus-one would not equal two. The laws of our God created universe are totally dependable. Without an understanding of the laws, through ignorance, you cannot live your life on target. No one has only two parts of their life. If we only consider the popular notions of professional, health, spiritual, personal growth, family, friends, hobbies, etc. you can see that there are myriad areas to every life. I have heard experts separate nearly everything else away from professional as an attempt to simplify.
How does that work?
- Separate health from professional and how effective are you?
- Personal growth from professional? You won’t stay on top for long.
- Family from professional? Why are you working in the first place?
On and on we can go with only one point to make; every area of your life is dependent on the others. Some of them get greater time and attention, but not because they are more or less important. You give them different levels of energy because that is what is required to fulfill your vision and live your life on target. This is where the answer to our question lies. Can personal and financial success exist together? Absolutely! If that is the vision for your life. Imagine your life as a magnificent symphony. Before the first note is played, the composer has a purposeful vision for the result and lays it out in notes, sounds, moods, timing. Then the conductor receives the sheet music to bring it to life. In our case, the composer and conductor are the same. We take the role of creating and putting the vision into action. Each section of instruments receives their role. The instruments do not dictate to the conductor or composer what their role will be. The percussionist doesn’t say, “No way I’m gonna bang on this tympani drum through the whole thing!” He plays what he’s told, when he’s told. When we start with the purposeful vision for living our life on target and what we want our lives to be, the various sections of our lives fall into their roles. We don’t allow one area to dictate the roles of the rest or force an area to play smaller than it needs. We allow them all to play according to our vision. When we do, the emotion, purpose, and passion pours out in everything we do. No matter how big or small the area or activity, it complements the whole with beautiful clarity and intention. And like the patrons that witness a virtuoso performance from the symphony, those that witness your life are in awe of the gifts and beauty you bring to the world. Individuals define personal and financial success, not groups. Only you decide what constitutes winning, because you make the rules to the game. What do you want your life to look like? Start there and put everything else into its proper measure.
Become a Better you!