Trials are but lessons that you failed to learn presented once again, so where you made a faulty choice before you can now make a better one, and thus escape all pain that what you chose before has brought to you.
A Course in Miracles
How often do you audit your work life balance?
In business, one is encouraged to come up with a plan which should be regularly reviewed …at least every 90 days. Achievable goals should be set and if they are not met , it’s OK to revise and tweak them so that a good outcome can be achieved. A good business plan will cover many areas, such as sales, marketing, networking and more. As the business evolves, so too does its needs. There is an ebb and flow of priorities in different areas.
For our personal lives too, we need to set goals so that we don’t just aimlessly drift into the sunset of dreams never fulfilled. We may set a goal that seems realistic at the time. Even setting what one networking person described to me as “a great big hairy audacious goal”.
All this is good, but life will sometimes throw us a curve ball when we least expect it. The lessons to be learned when this happens are invaluable when we stop to reflect. Too much focus on a particular area will result in an imbalance in other areas unless we are diligent in maintaining a healthy work life balance. Many will be familiar with The Wheel of Life tool which is at the bottom of this post.
It’s important to have a positive mindset about any setbacks and ask ourselves the following questions.
- What can I learn from this?
- What could I do better next time?
- What resources do I need to achieve the outcome I desire?
- What goals do I need to set to achieve my outcome or vision?