As a human being we have almost limitless potential in this world. In order to make a worthwhile difference during our short lifetimes we must hone our abilities so we can have maximum impact in alignment with our values.
We must be:
- goal oriented
- healthy in mind, body, spirit, and heart
As we improve in these areas we can more successfully direct our optimized selves toward achieving that which is truly worthwhile. Can you imagine being maxed out in each of these areas? I think it would be awesome. You would be unstoppable. You would be your “optimized self” and be able to accomplish almost anything.
This is typically expressed as “be all you can be”, “reaching your full potential”, or “See You at the Top” (Zig Ziglar). No matter what you call it, we are all capable of optimizing ourselves. Let’s do it.
I sure would like to max these out for myself. So I am going to try. I would not be surprised if along the way this list of eight criteria changes and evolves. I plan to do a lot of reading to understand what advances these attributes in people and I’ll be reflecting on them in my own life.
Does the title for my blog, Productivity and Wellness, really capture something as ambitious as all this? To be honest, I am not certain. I have thought about other names, but I think the simplicity of “Productivity and Wellness” captures what we are talking about in a humble way. We can explore that more. Who knows; we might end up renaming this thing along the way.
Give it some thought. Are these the right criteria that we should be measuring ourselves against? By maxing these out would we become “optimized” and reach our full potential? What does it mean to be productive and well? Share your thoughts as we begin this journey.
Until next time, be you and be awesome,