Have you ever felt like your life was out of balance? Have you tried to bring balance into your life, only to feel like you were more off-kilter than ever before? According to Zig Ziglar, a balanced life is a complete life and everyone must have seven specific components of their life in play in order to be truly balanced. More than that, however, each component of life must have an equal amount of attention paid to it, otherwise there will be no balance to life at all!
What Are the Seven Components of Life?
According to Zig Ziglar, these seven categories are what everyone needs to have a balanced life:
These seven categories work in conjunction with each other so that each compliments the other and makes you a complete person. If you allow just one of these categories to take a priority over another, the wheel of life becomes unbalanced and you become a less effective person. Ziglar once said, “the most effective persuasion tool you have in your arsenal is your integrity.” Until you balance out your own wheel of life, that integrity will be difficult to find.
Do People Really Need a Spiritual Part of Life?
Zig Ziglar didn’t hide the fact that he was a Christian, but he also didn’t hide the fact that he felt that spirituality of any sort was an integral part of the human experience. Spirituality helps a person get in touch with their core selves and understand more of what their ethics and morality really are. Whether you spend time in prayer every day, you meditate to prepare for or end your day, or you simply workout at the gym or practice; Yoga as you think about higher things in life beyond the daily grind, you are taking time for your spiritual self.
In many ways, this is the most neglected component of the wheel of life because it is the one component where procrastination seems to be ok. I’ll meditate when I get home since I’m running late this morning. Then you don’t meditate because the kids are hyper, dinner needs to be made, and before you know it, it’s time for bed. If you feel out of balance and you feel like you’re doing everything right, then this might be the first place to look for a fix.
Why Do These Items Need to Be Balanced?
It’s simple: influence. When you are at your best physical form, then you have the confidence to sit through a long meeting patiently. When your financial affairs are in order, you’re not worried about failing on a sale because you need the money. When you work on learning something new every day, you can be on the cutting edge of your field!
That’s why the Wheel of Life by Zig Ziglar is so important. By recognizing the categories of life and how much time you’re spending on each of them, you’ll be able to stay balanced… and ultimately stay more effective over the long-term.