Now that you have done all this work on your life, it is time to take the final step in making it as wonderful as it can possibly be. But first let’s review all the steps we’ve gone through to address the problem of having too many responsibilities and too many things we would like to do in the limited time available to each of us.
Step 1: Discover values
Step 2: Make sure those values are objective meaning they are legitimately improving your life as determined by a proper process of reason.
Step 3: Again through a process of reason create a ‘Hierarchy of Values.’ Make sure the long-term values are at the top of your hierarchy.
Step 4: Organize your life’s tasks so as to get the most out of the limited amount of time available to you.
Step 5: Take action. Once you have done all this thinking and planning it is imperative to put yourself and act to achieve your values.
If you have gone through this process seriously and legitimately put in the effort, then the final step of the process is to enjoy what you have accomplished. And I would tell you this even if you fail to achieve your goal.
Sometimes in life things don’t work out regardless of how much effort or thought you put in. You should still take pride in how you are living your life, and then regroup and start through the process again – this time with all of the experience you have gained. It may take more time than you would like, but I guarantee you will eventually succeed.
But the most important thing in this entire process is to understand the need to value yourself and take legitimate pride in how you are living your life.