April 7th, 2008
What’s the point of grouping the cards together?
That’s a question I’ve heard a few times. Let’s take a look at the process: when you’ve finished rating your well-being you get a graphic representation of the areas in your life that you might want to consider working on. Then you’re invited to group them together… but the question is why?
The easy answer is that many areas in our lives are interrelated. For example: my level of energy and my eating habits are related. Those two might also be related to how I feel about my body.
Another reason is that sometimes when you work on one aspect of your life, you discover it has an impact on some other areas as well. If I lessen some of the worries in my life, I might find my mind is clearer at work and I do a better job.
The simple act of grouping the cards together in a way that’s meaningful to you is already a positive step in your life. You can further the process by choosing a goal to work on and planning the steps or actions you’ll take to help achieve your goal. Later on, you can see how your actions affected your well-being and draw your own conclusions about those relationships.
Here’s a concrete example of what I’m describing. When you visit the Community section, you’ll see all 36 areas of life ranked by their current level of well-being in the inpowr community.
When you click on a “related goals” link, you’ll see the goals people were working on that had an impact on that particular area of life. To an outsider, the link between the two might seem a little weird… Hmmm. She was working on her relationship with her mom but she feels better about her surroundings. This is where it gets fun. Dig a little.
Click on the “Testimonials” link and you’ll be able to read personal insights and conclusions from inpowr members and you can go back and track their progress from day to day. There’s a wealth of learning in the collective experiences of humanity and we’re finally starting to harness it.
I heartily encourage everyone to share as much of their experiences as they feel comfortable with. The more we share, the more we can all learn from one another.
We’re all individuals but we’re a lot like the various aspects of our lives: intimately interrelated.