Yesterday's question was about listing our various roles so that we get a full perspective on our lives.

Let's move on to our next question …

7. "Which Role is My Major Focus for this Year?"

Could you create a potential breakthrough in your life by selecting one of your roles as your major focus of attention for this year? Other roles will have goals as well, but where would you like to see the most improvement or the biggest change right now?

Are there things that need adjustment? What is missing in your life? Is something getting too much attention? Or too little?

Take out your list of major roles and give them a rating from 1 to 10, 1 being 'not doing very well at all', 10 being 'I should write a book on this!' [No negative numbers, please!] Usually, the areas that receive our greatest time and energy are the ones we do the best in. Have a look at your low scores. What do they tell you? How do you want to respond to them? What would you like to be different at this time next year?

Focus is very powerful. If you can give some extra time and energy to one area, there will most likely be a positive overflow into other areas of your life as well.

Choose an area of major focus then write it down. Then think about what progress in this role would look like. What specific and measurable differences do you want to see? Paint a picture in your mind. What would improve? What would be different? How would you feel? Consider the benefits.

Your major focus is not the only thing you'll do this year, just the most important to you.

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