To really fulfill your potential and sustain your performance over time, you need to be physically on form, mentally focused, emotionally engaged and spiritually aligned. Below are some of the areas I like to discuss with clients that feel they’re missing something.
How are you looking after your health?
I think it’s unreasonable to expect anybody else to take responsibilty for this. Even if you have a private physician, personal trainer and nutritionist at the end of the day you mkae the final decision on how much and what you eat, how much you move and how much you sleep.
From our mid 20’s we start our physical decline. More and more scientific evidence is being released to support how fitness and good nutrition can protect us against all aspects of age related decline and illness, both physical and mental. And that it is never too late to start!
How much (1-10) thought do you put into your personal health routine?
Who is looking after you?
Are you learning the right things?
Learning, especially new physical skills like a musical instrument or dancing, is recognised as one of the best ways of keeping your brain healthy into old age. You have already learned do the things you need to do what you have to do today.
What do you need to be able to do later in your career/life?
What do you learn for fun?
How well do you focus?
Some people can task switch better than others. This mental agility is a strength for those that can do it, but it’s not multitasking. To really perform at something you must focus, tune out distractions and “get in flow”.
How many activities are competing for your attention?
What is distracting you from fulfilling your potential?
How self-aware are you?
When we allow our emotions to take control, we see the world through coloured lenses, which may be rose tinted, or dark. Positive emotions help us see everything positively, and negative emotions colour our perception negatively.
How well (1-10) do you recognise and manage your emotions?
How do your emotions influence your focus?
How aware are you of your environment?
The people you surround yourself with influence you in many ways.
How well (1-10) do you connect with them and understand how they affect your mood?
What effect does where you are and who you are with have on what you choose to do?
What is your motivation?
Maximum fulfillment comes when we are working with our natural strengths and aligning with a purpose or mission that we percieve to be bigger than ourselves – a “higher purpose” – however you define it.
What motivates you to do what you do?
Which of your strengths are you actively using on a daily basis?
What would you want to do, if you didn’t do what you do?
Where is it taking you, what will you leave behind if you keep doing it – is that what you want?
If any of these questions stimulate your own thinking, then contact me for a free, no obligation, 30 minute discussion about how I can help you achieve more of your potential. Or sign up for the newsletter to get regular updates.