How to Use a Life Puzzle

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A life puzzle is an example of how spending 20 minutes writing down your personal and professional goals can increase your ability to be successful.

Most  people  don’t take the time to write down their goals.

Or the goals they do write down are due to a job requirement and may exclude personal components or a sense of genuine interest in the process.

Not taking the time to assess where you are and where you want to be is a costly mistake that is easily avoidable.

So what is a life puzzle?

A life puzzle is a template with empty spaces where you can write down your professional and personal goals.  It can be as basic or as elaborate as you choose to make it.  The purpose is to create a visual representation of what you want to accomplish.

3 basic tips to remember:

1) Make goals clear and specific.

2) Start with a draft, then rewrite a final version.

3) Look at and re-read on a daily or weekly basis.

While there are no rules as to when to use a life puzzle, the beginning of a new year or the beginning of a new chapter in your life is an excellent time to get started. Consider filling out an annual life puzzle then save and use puzzles for tracking and monitoring progress.

If 20 minutes made you  more successful, would you do it?

Visual documentation and regular focus on your goals will give you an excellent edge on life and it’s free.

To help you get started, use the attached life puzzle and see the pieces of your life come together: Life Puzzle Handout

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