Saturday, July 18, 2009

Meaning Investments

Once we have discovered an area of significance in our lives, we can develop Meaning Goals. Given a particular goal, we need to decide how much investment we need to make (in terms of time, money, energy, etc.) to achieve the goal. It is important to get the right balance of investment for the goal. We want to invest enough to achieve the goal, but we may not want to invest more than is required. For instance if my goal for health is to lose twenty pounds this year then I may need to invest an hour a day in exercise. However, I may not want to invest four hours a day because that may pull from my ability to invest in other areas as well.

Some areas will have no goal. You may decide that every minute spent in meditation results in joy and peace. If you have three hours a day free, then spend one on exercise and two in meditation.

Some things to ponder:

  • What does your meaning pie look like?
  • What meaning goals do you have?
  • What is your currency? Time, Money?
  • If you have a meaning goal, how do you know when you are done?

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