07 Jul How to create the best possible version of yourself!
via Inc.com by Angelina Zimmerman
Mark Lack is the CEO of Shorten the Gap and is on the Board of Advisers for the Leap Foundation.
Lack travels regularly for work and meets a lot of entrepreneurs from around the world. He noticed that countless entrepreneurs allow the achievement of goals and ‘having’ more things to consume their precious time, energy, and money. That might mean fancy cars, houses, holidays, new experiences, designer clothing or the latest technological gadget.
The problem lies with entrepreneurs wanting to remain the same, use the least amount of effort possible, and give very little in return yet expect to ‘have’ more.
Truth be told, long-lasting, sustainable success requires becoming a better version of ourselves and contributing to the world in a meaningful way.
The 3 Pillars In Life
The 3 pillars in life relate to 1. Being, 2. Having and 3. Giving.
When you focus on the outer two pillars – being and giving, you can have anything you want in life and the best part is that the ‘having’ takes care of itself.
Your results in life are a direct reflection of what you have been giving and who you are being across all areas of your life from your relationships, wealth, health, energy, experiences, emotions i.e. love, passion and value.
What you give or don’t give, means you receive the similar in return.
1. Create Your Masterpiece
It begins with clarity and creating your masterpiece. The quality of your life can change within a second. To do this requires a deep dive into your life by answering the following questions:
- Who do I need to become to make my life a masterpiece?
- What would my life look like if it were a ‘masterpiece’?
- Am I living a life I settled for or am I truly living the life of my dreams?
- If I am playing at my full potential, what would life look like ?
- What areas of your life need to be improved?
Start with a vision map, create a vision board or draw pictures of your ideal life.
Be honest with yourself, it is far easier to maintain the areas of your life that are going well rather than face the areas that are not going well. When we become laser-focused on one area of our life, we jeopardize another area of our life. For example: finances vs family relationships…
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