Balance in your life, creating happiness and success at the same time. All of this comes under a wheel of life…
This is often used as setting goals. It is intended to identify how an individual spends his time and how satisfied he/she person is about the different parts, areas and phases that life has to offer. The Wheel of Life is a way to take a good, hard look at each facet of your life, and rate its relative quality level, so you can uncover which areas need more attention than others.
This creates a type of self-reflection, that allows you to get more out of life.
Facets that are of importance to people :
- Business & career
- Family & friends
- Personal development
- Fun & recreation
- Contribution to society
1. Business & career
How satisfied are you with your job?
Is it the job that you had imagined or would you rather pursue another career? Does the job bring you happiness and satisfaction? Does the job earn enough for a living? Etc.
- Are all incomes enough to meet all basic needs and other needs?
- Are you not dependent on loans?
- Do you not have any debts?
- Is money the only thing that makes a person happy? Etc.
- How physically and mentally healthy are you?
- How do you feel? Are you satisfied with your appearance and weight?
- Do you have any physical discomforts?
- To what extent are you engaged in sports? Etc.
- 4. Family & friends
- Are friends supportive, unconditional and trustworthy?
- Can friendships be built upon and friends always be counted on?
- To what extent do you spend your free time with family and friends? Etc.
- Have you found happiness in love?
- Do you have a new partner or a committed partner on who you can build? Etc.
6. Personal development
- How do you deal with personal growth?
- Are you open to new experiences and eager to learn?
- Are you spiritually connected to both the inner and outer world? Etc.
7. Fun & recreation
- Are you enjoying life?
- Do you practice hobbies or sports?
- How do you spend your free time? Etc.
Do you help others? Do you volunteer? To what extent are you active at (sports) clubs, in the neighbourhood or taking care of family members?
Step 3. Reflection
Often, it has been forgotten that this is possible, and therefore it is good to consider this. The following questions can be useful for this:
- Why did you give yourself such a low score on this category?
- What is the ideal score for each category?
- What score do you want to achieve after a month, after 3 months, after 6 months and after a year?
- Which categories score less?
- Which categories are of individual importance to be able to achieve balance?
The main thing is a balanced in appearance. It says something about how efficient and effective someone is in life. Of course, it is easy to be extremely satisfied with one category, but what else should happen to the other categories?
For example, if you spend all the time and energy on your career, that will undoubtedly also have a positive effect on the finances. But to what extent are you then satisfied with relationships with friends and family? What is the result of this for health, well-being and relaxation?
By looking at all aspects and ensuring that they are all connected, the balance can be found in life. The key is to find the balance and that is exactly what the Wheel of Life is about. It allows people to see what they are currently living in, forcing them to think ahead and find limits, which makes the wheel expand and grow.
Step 4. Action
The visual image of the filled in wheel can directly indicate where the necessary steps need to be taken.
No matter how accomplished or happy you are in life, there are always areas that could use some improvement. Think about your health, career, finances and relationships.
As Tony Robbins says, too many people are caught up with making a living – and not designing their life. But to be able to design your life, you must first create your map of where you are today.
Generally, the reason why we fail to grow in particular areas of our lives is due to subconscious limiting beliefs and a fixed mindset. Before you go through this process, it’s important to address your mindset about your intelligence, your skills, your abilities, and your personality. The reason why many people fail to get traction with these types of coaching exercises is that they start off with lots of preconceived notions. They answer questions based on what they think they “should” answer as opposed to what’s true for them.
You want to leave your beliefs behind you
All of the above methods help you get rooted in the body as opposed to the mind. Doing so helps loosen your mind’s self-concepts. If you use one of these methods before you do the Wheel of Life Exercise, the process will go infinitely more smoothly. Even without the promise of greater fulfilment, the Wheel of Life can be very revealing. The Wheel of Life can force you to examine your blind spots and own up to where you need to make major improvements to support yourself and your loved ones. The Wheel of Life Exercise is a popular coaching assessment tool because it’s a simple yet powerful diagnostic tool.
Using the Wheel of Life Assessment
If you’d like to create your own Wheel of Life right now:
- Identify the primary Areas of Focus in your life.
- Rank how you’re doing in each Area from 1 to 10, where 10 is excellent and achieving mastery, and 1 is you couldn’t be doing any worse.
- Determine two or three actions you can take to make improvements in the Areas that you’re weakest in (and ideally, do the same for all your Areas).
I hope this helps your achieve you whatever you want and motivates you to do something great and fulfilling