In This Episode…
In today’s episode I explore the relationship between the wheel of life, goals and the Main Thing. It is part of my drive to get very clear on how to make the decision I need to make about what I need to do next from the vast array of things I could do. In it I explore:
- The concept of the wheel of life.
- Perhaps there is no single Main Thing, but one for each of the spokes of our wheel of life.
- How I fare on each spoke of the wheel of life.
- The importance of balance.
Episode Show Notes…
00:09 – Background to this episode. After making the decision to explore the concept of the Main Thing, I have pondered and come to the conclusion there may not be a single “Main Thing”.
01:14 – The Wheel of Life is a popular way of defining satisfaction levels with the different aspects of our life.
01:43 – People may choose different categories for their own Wheel of Life, but typically there are usually between 6 and 8 spokes on the wheel.
02:12 – When I thought about it, I realised my life should not be dominated by a single Main Thing. If it is, then I am not living a balanced life.
[POST EDIT NOTE – Later research has had me ponder on this concept of work life balance somewhat deeper – what if the idea is impractical if you aspire to high levels of achievement}
02:22 – I explore what the Health spoke on my wheel of life might look like and come up with a range of goals.
05:53 – From the range of health goals I have, I need to pick one as my Health Main Thing and then run with that.
06:09 – I break out a prospective Health Main Thing and work out some of the steps necessary to achieve that.
07:30 – Setting goals over the next 5 years and working my way back is another way of identifying the Main Thing.
08:28 – Putting some thought into this has been really useful for me in the following way:
- Using the Wheel of Life I can set my overall priorities.
- Setting goals for each spoke gives me direction.
- Picking the next goal to work one helps me choose my Main Thing
09:34 – Having mapped out this initial framework, I can start to see how I can help myself AND others identify the Main Thing.