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How Well Are You Doing In Life?

Two months of 2020 have already passed. How about your New year’s resolutions? Do you continue sticking to them? Have you made any progress? The time has come to measure how much you have achieved. How? Learn today.

Do You Estimate Your Resolutions Correctly?

Unfortunately, in most cases we fail pursuing our resolutions very quickly, sometimes even after a week. Why does it happen? Look at the quote below:

“Most people overestimate what they can do in a day, and underestimate what they can do in a month. We overestimate what we can do in a year, and underestimate what we can accomplish in a decade.”

Mathew Kelly from the book “The Long View”

Your Long-Term Achievements

I will not teach you how to measure the progress of your short-term goals now. Instead, let’s look at your long-term ones, i.e. lasting at least for 5 years.

Let’s analyse the last 5-year period of your life. Buy youreslf a diary or a thick notebook in which you will write down your observations. After a while, a year, maybe couple of years, you will be able to notice your progress of your long-term goals.

Take the diary and think of who you were five years ago, what you had achieved then, what kind of success you celebrated. Let’s analyse the following areas of life:

  • physical health,
  • mental health,
  • relationships,
  • career,
  • money,
  • spiritual life,
  • fun.

My Life Progress 5 Years Ago

Now take your diary or a notebook and write a short comment about each area of life, what you have achieved if there were more successful events or those connected with failure.

Area of LifeAchievements, lifestyle
Physical health
weight
fitness
healthy diet
sleep



Mental health
mood
fears, anxiety



Relationships
partner
family
co-workers/clients


Career

Finance

Spiritual life

Fun

My achievements 5 years ago

health –

For example health: 5 years ago I weighed 65 kg, could walk 10 km at one go, went swimming 3 times per week, avoided mixing carbs with proteins, drank plenty of water, slept 8 hours per day.

My Life Progress Today

Now do the same analysis for today. How can you assess your situation, achievements in the aforementioned areas of life? Copy the table and fill it in.

Area of LifeAchievements, lifestyle
Physical health
weight
fitness
healthy diet
sleep



Mental health
mood
fears, anxiety



Relationships
partner
family
co-workers/clients


Career

Finance

Spiritual life

Fun

My achievements today

How Happy Are You?

Next, evaluate in total each area of life and you will see the progress from the long-term perspective. Where have you improved? Where have you gone to dogs? Be brutally frank with yourself.

CATEGORYSCORE
5 years
ago
1 – 10
SCORE
today
1 – 10
Physical health:
Mental health
Relationships
Career
Money, investments
Spiritual Life
Fun
My Life Balance Today and 5 Years Ago

This post is not long, but you have important tasks to do. I can assure you, knowing how much has been achieved or has to be improved in your major areas of life will help you to live a happier, more fulfilled life.

In a Nutshell

Today you have evaluated your areas of life, describing how they looked like five years ago and how they look like now. Be proud of any kind of success achieved and never be afraid of challenging your weaknesses. Let your next five years be full of fulfilment and happiness.

Victoria Herocten

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