How Many Lives Do You Have?
by Tony Mase

Recently, I received the following email message (I've edited out the personal details):

"Hi Tony,"

"For a long time now in many articles and other writings, I see so many personal growth gurus make reference to 'your many areas of life'."

"But they never explain or define what they mean by 'your main areas of life'."

"What exactly do they mean by your 'areas of life'?"

"Are they talking about personal development, family life, career, financial success, or what?"

"What exactly do *YOU* think they're talking about?"

"How do you describe the 'main areas of life' and how many areas are there?"

"Thank you."

Good questions! :-)

Let's start with...

"What exactly do *YOU* think they're talking about?"

Having "been there, done that", so to speak, I can tell you *exactly* what they're talking about...

Conventional self-help "guru" (real, wannabe, and otherwise) "wisdom" has you divvying your life up into anywhere from six to eight (plus or minus) main "areas" or "categories", depending on who you want to listen to and/or what's in vogue this week, for the purpose of "balanced" (whatever that means) "goal setting" (something, you should know upfront, I no longer do), creating what many of them refer to as a "wheel of life".

These "wheel of life" areas or categories, again depending on who you want to listen to and/or what's in vogue this week, might include, but are not limited to: business, career, community, education, ethical, family, financial, health, home, mental, personal, personal development, physical, recreation, social, spiritual, etc.

Hmmm...

Sort of makes your head spin just thinking about all these potential areas or categories, doesn't it? :-)

But wait...

There's more!

I so love saying that. :-)

If that's not enough for you...

This conventional self-help guru "wisdom" has you go on to set multiple long-range, mid-range, and short-range "goals" in each and every one of the six to eight areas or categories (or more!) of your "wheel of life", once again depending on who you want to listen to and/or what's in vogue this week, decide on deadlines for their attainment, define the obstacles or roadblocks that stand between you and each of these "goals", and then create detailed action plans to overcome each of these obstacles or roadblocks to attain your goals.

Now...

As lofty and noble as all of this may sound...

I can tell you from personal experience, as can practically anyone who's ever attempted to follow such a "system", there's one minor drawback to this whole process...

Are you ready?

Here it is...

It doesn't work!

Plain and simple. :-)

Why not, you ask?

Simple...

Should you ever manage to complete this complex, laborious, painstaking, time-consuming process (which, although many love to talk about, I can assure you very few ever *really* have), your head is going off in so many different, very often conflicting, directions and you're so inundated with all the new "to-dos" you now have to do, along with everything else you have to do, guess what you usually wind up doing?

That's right...

More often than not...

Nothing...

Absolutely nothing!

And guess what?

No action equals no results, PERIOD!

If ever there were a surefire formula for *not* getting what you want in life...

This is it!

Which bring us to the question of...

"How do you describe the 'main areas of life' and how many areas are there?"

My answer to that question lies in the answer to this one...

How many lives do you have?

The answer to which is simple...

One...

That's right...

ONE!

Therefore...

My advice is to forget about all this "main areas of life", "many areas of life", and "wheel of life" nonsense that's been being continuously perpetuated and routinely regurgitated over and over and over again for years, many, many, many years, in self-help books, self-help audio programs, and self-help seminars by most of the so-called self-help "gurus" and, instead create *one* (the same number of "lives" you have) crystal clear, definite, overall, unified "vision" of what you want in your life.

Then...

And only then...

Will you begin making some *real* progress!

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Tony Mase is a serious student of the works of Wallace D. Wattles and the publisher of "The Science of Abundant Life" ebook by Wallace D. Wattles...
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