Have you ever thought, “If I could just accomplish this one goal, I would be happy.”?  But when you achieved your goal, you still did not feel the sense of satisfaction you thought you would?  Oftentimes, this is a result of the important areas of your life being out of balance.  For instance, if you’re having success in your career, but your relationship with your family is struggling; achieving yet another career goal most likely will not bring you happiness.

Creating balance in the important areas of your life will enable you to feel a sense of satisfaction and inner peace.  You can do this by evaluating your level of satisfaction in each of these areas and setting goals that will help you focus on areas that need your attention.


When writing out your list of 10 goals for the year, take some time to evaluate the 10 important areas of life.  You may realize that some of your goals need to be adjusted.  Consider your level of satisfaction in the following areas:

  • Environment/surroundings
  • Time spent doing fun activities
  • Time spent doing activities that result in personal growth
  • Spirituality/faith
  • Career and fulfilling your purpose
  • Financial situation
  • Relationships with friends & family
  • Romantic relationship(s)
  • Health & fitness
  • Emotional health

As you look over this list, you may find that you are more satisfied with certain areas of your life than others.  When you create (or recreate) your list of 10 goals for the year, adding some goals in the areas you feel less satisfied with help create balance in your life… and creating balance will likely result in a greater feeling of overall happiness, fulfillment and a sense of balance that will translate into inner peace.

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