Get Synced!

moveIn my last post, In Sync?, I wrote about my inability to successfully synchronize the information between my Blackberry and laptop. This of course is frustrating because I want to have all of my information available at my fingertips whether I’m mobile or stationary. This frustration caused me to think about other areas of my life that I may be failing to synchronize successfully, including my family, relationships and faith.

If you are wondering whether all the areas in your life are in sync, here’s a few questions that may help you:

  • Is your character in sync with your desires, i.e. can you responsibly handle what you want? If not you need to either further develop your character or change your desires.
  • Are your professional competencies in sync with your financial expectations? If not you need to either improve your competencies or lower your expectations.
  • In terms of your relationships, are your friends’ goals and life direction complementary or congruent with your own? If not you need to either adjust your life direction or adjust your goals (hopefully not lower them).
  • Are your lifestyle and daily choices in sync with your desired legacy or ultimate contribution to the world?
  • Is your faith/expectations in sync with God’s word and His promises? Are your actions in sync with your (professed) faith?

As you answer these questions, consider which area(s) where you may be most out of sync. If you are experiencing frustration, anxiety, disappointment, disconnection, confusion, fatigue, inefficiency, inconsistency or discouragement, more than likely one or more of these areas are out of sync. And just like the software that allows two separate devices to integrate with one another, we all need a process that allows the different areas and aspects of our lives to integrate, so that we can function optimally.

We all need a synchronization process to get the critical areas of our lives back in sync. The key elements in this process are  purpose, values, dreams, goals, thoughts, and decisions. Here’s one way to get started. You need to make sure that your…

  • purpose syncs with your values
  • values sync with your dreams
  • dreams sync with your goals
  • goals sync with your thoughts
  • thoughts sync with your decisions
  • decisions sync with your purpose

As you can see, the last item on the list (decisions) aligns with the first item on the list (purpose). This lets you know that synchronizing your life is cyclical and continuous, not a one-time activity.

Don’t settle for functioning at a less than optimal level in any area of your life. Do whatever is necessary to get your life in sync.

Thrive on Purpose,

Paul Wilson, Jr.

Follow me on twitter: @pwilsonjr

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About Paul Wilson Jr.
Paul Wilson, Jr. is a "Dream Catalyst" and Marketplace Pastor for leaders and entrepreneurs. He is driven to lead people to unleash God’s potential in their lives through their purpose, passions, and professional skills. He equips leaders with creative, faith-based strategies to flourish spiritually and professionally, while operating from several multi-media platforms, including TV show host, inspirational speaker, and stimulating writer. Paul is the President of Kingdom Business University, which utilizes workshops, consulting, and coaching services to ignite Christian catalysts maximize their God-given mission in the marketplace. He is the author of the life purpose igniter “Dream B.I.G. in 3D: How to Pursue a Bold, Innovative God-Inspired Life!” He is also the host of Passion in Action, a motivational and educational faith-based Internet TV show for social entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community change agents. Contact us today to learn more about how he can help your business, church, or community to thrive on purpose!

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