Here we’re going to cover the process I’ve used to create a life of freedom and control. I’ll walk you through each step and show you how to apply this system to create the results you’re looking for.
We all have many different areas of our life which often seem at odds with others and pull us in different directions. The need to relax and be well-rested seems to conflict with the need to make money, and vice-versa! There are nearly endless examples of this tension; many of which you might encounter every day. Thinking of this conflict, I’m reminded of this quote from the Dalai Lama:
“[Man] sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
Many of us feel as though we never have the resources we need to get where we want to be. No matter how hard we work, we always feel like we lack the time, energy, health, money, etc., that we need to achieve our goals. A common response is to try to speed up, to multi-task. You might feel the need to start many projects or keep an endless list of resolutions to hold over your own head. However, this approach will only divide your attention until it is spread too thin to attain even the slightest results.
Instead of fumbling through one area of your life at a time, you can bring many facets into alignment so that your time, energy, and productivity are maximized and support a more focused progress where you need it most. By committing to a life well designed, you are committing to improve your whole life without sacrificing the things most important to you- time, money, family, health, or integrity. Design your life well, and you will achieve your goals efficiently and effectively.