Re: Use Strategic Thinking to Create the Life You Want
Enclosed is an article that gives you a business framework to look at your own life. This would seem to be complementary to the writing of Clayton Christensen, as his articles and book are entitled “How Will You Measure Your Life?” I previously posted this on the Codman Shoulder Society:
This article goes beyond Christensen and attempts to offer a framework and metrics to analyze your strategy for a balanced happy life and measure it as well.
In corporate strategy projects, executive leadership teams work through a series of questions to determine how their businesses can succeed. Individuals can use a similar process to figure out how to live a meaningful life. It starts with defining what makes a great life for you and then outlining your purpose and vision. You must also look at your current “portfolio” — the areas in which you spend your time and energy — to see if you’re investing the best of yourself in the activities most important to you. You should consider what research says about how people tend to find meaning and joy in life. Finally, you’ll want to identify areas where you need to make changes, and then ensure you follow through with objectives and key results. This program, Strategize Your Life, has been tested with more than 500 people around the world. With a few hours of work, you can develop a personal life strategy and summarize it on a single page.
I hope you find this useful.
Jon JP Warner MD
Founder, The CSS