I want to share something that was helpful for me in working on some goals over this past year - kind of like a little goal gap analysis. It's a way of looking at who you need to be in order to be the person that can reach your goal. A lot of people already have their goals set up and if you don't, this can help you kind of focus your goals in a direction that would be helpful. Let me explain. (You can read the post or listen in the video at the bottom of the page).
We all have a gap. We have a gap between who we are currently being or how we currently show up in the world and who we're capable of being. There's always more growth that we can experience. If we're not growing then we're being stagnant. This gap is what we're trying to close up when we set a goal.
So why do we want to bridge this gap? Because we want to be the best person that we can be. The best version of ourselves needs to show up consistently in work, health, and home life. I know sometimes you've probably had a day where you just say that was a great day - a masterpiece day. You finish the day saying, "I wish every day was like that." You're feeling good, you have energy. Your relationships at home and at work are good. We want to become the person that can show up that way more often. So this quiz is just a way to help us look at where you currently are.
I want you to evaluate yourself in 3 categories - energy, work, and love. Rate yourself on a 1-10 scale with 10 being perfect. Then we'll add up the 3 scores.
Evaluate yourself with respect to energy. Some questions you could ask yourself in the energy category are:
- Do you get good sleep? Are you getting seven to eight hours?
- Are you eating as well as the best version of you can? Are you getting nutrition that you know is fueling you and not dragging you down or causing disease, etc?
- Are you exercising? Are you moving your body? Or are you being too sedentary?
- Do you have mental clarity?
- Are you able to focus?
A score of 10 is the perfection. If you are a 10 in this category, you have nothing more to prove. And a score of 1 would mean you're a total mess in this category.
Before you move on to the next category I want you to do a little bit of journaling on what's going well when it comes to your energy. Give yourself credit for the parts of this category, that you've got under control.
Then list one thing you could start or stop doing that would bring your rating up a point?
We're going to grab one thing out of each of these categories and even if you don't set goals or resolutions, you will have three things that you could work on to bridge that gap. The one thing I recommend that you make them a super simple things.
- How do you flow throughout the day in your work?
- How is your ability to focus without distraction?
- How is your level of productivity?
- How is your ability to prioritize your time management?
- How do you feel like you're showing up when you clock in in the morning? And when you clock out?
Score yourself between 1 and 10 in the work category?
What's going well?
And then what's one thing you could start or stop doing that would bring your rating up a point?
- How are you showing up in your relationships?
- How are you showing up as a spouse, as a parent, as a child?
- How are you with your co workers or with your patients?
- What kind of relationships do you have?
Give yourself a score of 1 through 10.
Again, look at what's going well.
And what's one thing you could start or stop doing that would bring your rating up one point?
Now you're going to total up those three scores across energy, work and love.
What is your total score? Let's say you scored yourself as a 15 on a 30. Do you think that the person that is a 15/30 is capable of reaching your goals?You probably have some room for improvement. But if you work on those three categories, you're going to be more likely to hit that big goal. So build some habits to improve your scores and then come back and rate yourself again on your way to your big goals!