Segmenting our life into six parts is a little messy. There are overlaps and holes, but in focusing on these six main parts you are able to address a great portion of what Zig Ziglar calls the “Wheel of Life.” Today you will look back over the work you’ve done so far and fill the gaps. What is missing from your 10 year plan? Look at the sections I’ve guided you through and consider other sections of your life that I may have missed.
Do you wish to be more involved in your church? Would you like to join a bible study group? Attend a spiritual retreat? Practice daily prayer?
Are you still fleshing out your beliefs? Make goals within your 10 year plan to explore your beliefs and learn more about your own spirituality. Incorporate your spiritual tenants into your daily life. What would that look like and how does it change the outcome of your 10 year plan?
Making a difference
Within the community section, you addressed how you would give back to your community with time, money, or some other contribution. Making a difference means something different to everyone. Where do you want to make a difference? For what population/community? Is there a cause your hold close to your heart? Are there other parts of your life that contribute to your desire to make a difference? Would your career aspirations place you in a better position to make a difference?
Use your community section of your 10 year plan to address the communities you would like to help.
Mind and intellect
I tend to lump mind and intellect goals into my personal section. It’s where I list all of the things I want to learn and books I’d like to read. Is there a particular topic you have interest in and would like to become more knowledgeable? Would you like to become a scrabble wizard? This section tends to be a slippery slope for me. I have a strong desire to learn and know everything, so when I’m working on this portion of my 10 year plan, I have to edit, edit, edit.
Review it all
Today is a perfect day to fill gaps, not only in areas that aren’t mentioned previously, but also in the ones we have covered. Is there other things you would like to add to your plan? More people to add to your relationship inventory? Financial goals that you previously felt uncomfortable making and therefore omitted them from your initial plan?
Break down some of your bigger goals, if you can. Sometimes we don’t always know how to get from A to Z, so if you can’t break down your larger goals right now, it’s okay. Do what you can and then pat yourself on the back because you made a decision to do it.
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