Even the greatest achievers acknowledge a gap between where they are and where they really want to be. Perhaps our businesses or careers are strong,
but our intimate relationships are lacking. Or maybe our relationships are flourishing, but our personal finances, physical vitality or even our connection with our children is suffering. We all have areas of our lives that demand more focus.
If you want an extraordinary life, there are seven areas of focus you must master. Fulfillment will not happen by doing okay in some, great in another and letting others fall by the wayside. Though there are times when we might need to focus on one or two, each area is never less important than another. They are all interwoven in the fabric of life.
The Seven Areas of Focus
1. Physical Body: The vehicle through which you experience life
2. Emotions & Meaning: The fuel of life
3. Relationships: The ultimate magnifier of human experience
4. Time: How and where you focus your energy
5. Work / Career / Mission: How you make a difference, lead and influence others
6. Finances: A medium of exchange to create, transfer and share value
7. Celebrate & Contribute: A spiritual awareness
While all seven areas of life are important, there is a hierarchy that creates peak performance and fulfillment. For example, if you don’t master your body—your capacity to maximize your health, energy and vitality—all the money, career success or contribution in the world will be worthless. You can’t experience an extraordinary quality of life without the vehicle that’s going to help you create it.
Or, if you spend your time trying to solve all your relationship problems, but you haven’t even mastered your emotions, it’s a recipe for disaster. Without mastering meaning and emotion, you will always be at the mercy of life’s challenges. Having a firm grasp of your emotions frees you to be proactive rather than reactive to changes you face.
Similarly, you must determine how you focus and spend your time in order to create a successful career. Once you’ve discovered how to add value in your work/career/mission, you can create a plan to grow your wealth. Spiritual growth and your capacity to celebrate and contribute are at the top because you can’t enjoy the fruits of your labor until you’ve sowed the right seeds.
Mastering these seven areas means living life to its fullest. Learn to condition the base of your pyramid to build the ultimate edge by visiting http://www.tonyrobbins.com/hour-of-power.
“You can’t afford not to know what Anthony Robbins is teaching!”
—Ken Blanchard, New York Times Bestselling Author, The One Minute Manager
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