What is a balanced, fulfilling life?
By Ken Keis
Equilibrium rests within ourselves. The implication of this statement is that personal fulfillment can be realized only to the extent that you know yourself and can confirm what balance looks for you.
- Only you can determine what a balanced and fulfilling life means to you.
- True balance can occur only if you confirm what you want in all areas of your life. This process requires a complete holistic approach.
- I urge you to read my book, The Quest For Purpose, to assist you in this journey. It outlines the exact steps to take to discover what is truly important to you in your life. Some of the content and steps are outlined above.
- Motivation is a myth. The pursuit of your interests requires no motivation because you enjoy doing them. Interests compel you (“compel” means to be pulled or attracted). You require motivation only for things that do not interest you. If you need motivation, you must question why.
- As part of the clarification process, CRG recommends four specific assessments:
- To identify your natural preferences and strengths, complete the Personal Style Indicator (PSI). If you are heading into self-employment or business, complete the Entrepreneurial Style and Success Indicator instead of the PSI.
- To clarify your core values, complete the Values Preference Indicator.
- To understand how your level of self-worth is affecting your success, complete the Self-Worth Inventory.
- Finally, to determine how your lifestyle is influencing your stress and wellness levels, complete the Stress Indicator and Health Planner.
- Permitting any important interest to remain dormant will cause an imbalance in your Source Wheel and, consequently, an imbalance in your life.
Commit to creating micro-vision statements in each of the 12 areas of your Source Wheel mentioned above. The statements provide a roadmap for your life to help guide all your actions.
Take responsibility. If not now, when? If not the Source process, what? Time waits for no one, so take action now.
I personally engaged The Quest experience about 30 years ago. It took me a few months to uncover my life purpose and direction, but it was time well invested. Today, I have achieved most of what I had documented and confirmed. The Quest process never stops. The substance is the same and new opportunities and insights continually come to light as part of your journey.
Decide this minute to be part of the 10% who are fully engaged, passionate and living on purpose. And by the way, welcome!
Until next time, keep Living On Purpose!