When you think about success, a lot of times people put success
in different categories and only look in one area at a time. For
example, you only look at what success means to you in business, or in
a relationship, or in health.
But if you are going to grow your business and have a positive impact
in even more people’s lives, it is important to take a peek at all the
areas in your life and not limit yourself to only one area.
Having an overall view of your life and how success needs to
show up in each area, how different areas overlap and affect other
areas, will help you to be more balanced and float the whole boat of
your life into buoyancy.
How often have you given a real push in one area, only to have another
area in your life scream in protest? For example, you decided to dedicate
more time to your business and really get the project done. Great. But if
you make a habit of staying at work longer hours, either your children,
spouse, good friends or all of them start getting upset as those
relationships start going into the toilet.
This can stress or distract you enough to undo all the good you’re hoping to
accomplish with extra work. A divorce or heart attack can really sink
the benefits of hard work. Or, if you play so much with your friends or
in your committed relationship that you don’t make any money, that is
not success either.
To avoid upsets and counter productivity, make a thoughtful
study of all the major areas in your life and consider what success
really looks like separately and collectively. Exercise your vision of what