2020 can only be as good as we decide and plan. This is a great tool I use to create a Life Plan/Strategy to stay proactive in life. Many times we just drift through life but if we have an intention, a vision a purpose we can create strategies that help us stay on course.
Our Wheel of Life Tool
When life is busy, or all your energy is focused on a special project, it’s all too easy to find yourself off balance, not paying enough attention to important areas of your life. While you need to have drive and focus if you’re going to get things done, taking this too far can lead to frustration and intense stress.
That’s when it’s time to take a “helicopter view” of your life, so that you can bring things back into balance.
This is where the Life Wheel can help. Commonly used by professional life coaches, it helps you consider each area of your life in turn and assess what’s off balance. As such, it helps you to identify areas that need more attention.
The Wheel of Life is powerful because it gives you a vivid visual representation of the way your life is currently, compared with the way you’d ideally like it to be. It is called the “Wheel of Life” because each area of your life is mapped on a circle, like the spoke of a wheel. The concept was originally created by Paul J. Meyer, founder of Success Motivation® Institute, Inc.
The original idea behind the Wheel of Life came from industry pioneer Paul J. Meyer in the 1960s to help people realize their goals.
While the wheel today has many different forms and names, including the Life Balance Wheel, Coaching Wheel, and the Wheel of Success, they share a common purpose: transformation.
The Wheel of Life exercise is widely used in coaching and beyond and offers a practical and flexible tool for clients to assess their needs and set goals aligned with their core values.
Its beauty is its simplicity.
The wheel typically consists of between eight and ten categories essential for a fulfilling life.
Segment names vary, but the themes are usually similar, for example:
- Money & Finances
- Career & Work
- Health & Fitness
- Fun & Recreation
- Environment (home/work)
- Family & Friends
- Partner & Love
- Personal Growth & Learning
When you answer the questions in the Wellness Wheel – a Wheel will be generated like diagram below.
What is it for?
The Wheel of Life provides a snapshot of your wellbeing and the level of satisfaction in your current circumstances.
At a high level, the exercise provides insight into whether or not your life is in balance. From a more detailed perspective, it captures whether individual areas of your life are either meeting your needs and making you happy or leaving you dissatisfied and discontented.
By scoring each category, you identify areas that need support and improvement to reach individual and overall life goals.
The process of writing down, reviewing, and agreeing upon ratings not only provides input to the goal-setting process, but also offers insights into areas of your life that are causing you difficulty.
The Wheel of Life can be used by anyone, with little or no training, but is commonly completed during coaching sessions to identify and agree on priorities for future exploration.
Complete the Wheel and your results will be emailed to you.
May this be the kick of your year of greatness