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On a scale of 1 being low and 10 being high, being honest with yourself, how would you rate your clarity and capacity to focus intentionally and mindfully on what really matters in your work and personal life?
When employees report high levels of well-being and life-satisfaction, research shows (see below note), there are many benefits to those employees and to their organizations. Well duh (right?). But have you ever considered just what those benefits for both the individuals and organization might be?
In your personal or business life, it’s all too easy to just mindlessly step into the seemingly gentle but surging stream of accepting we are allowing ourselves and our children to lose contact with the easy-to-access, life-enhancing experiences that cause us to be humankind … kind humans … kindred humans.
The lesson here for you, me and all of us is this: Striving to live a ‘good’ life, and striving to be at our personal best, isn’t easy to do, but it’s our moral duty to give it real crack. Starting with an intention to be kind, to make life better for others in some way … whether at work or in our personal lives, is the foundation for trust-based relationships.
One of my greatest lessons from years of research into human behaviour is the importance of being clear on our personal values. Without considering and determining your personal values, you are left without a compass upon which to turn for guidance in life’s many moments of choice.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be successful and satisfied with your life. However, if you’re chasing success while sucked into playing the social comparison game, you’re more than likely in a success trap … chasing success for all the wrong reasons. The result of being caught in the success trap and playing the social comparison game is you often feel like a failure.