How Do You Expect to Measure Your Health If You Don’t Know What You Want?

How Healthy is Your Aspiration

Keeping with the theme of achieving your own personal physical fitness ideal, let’s measure how healthy your aspiration is. Are you open to examining your innermost hopes, dreams and skills to determine what ultimate achievements you aspire to, or have you closed yourself off and decided to “wing it” or follow someone else’s dreams instead? Rate how strongly you agree that each of the following fresh statements applies to you today from 1-5, with 1 equaling strongly disagree and 5 equaling strongly agree:

  1. I have identified an aspiration that accurately reflects where I would like to take my career and my life.
  2. My most trusted friends, family, colleagues and advisors are aware of my aspiration and I have solicited their feedback.
  3. My aspiration aligns with my vision of what my perfect day would be like and there are no significant gaps between the two.
  4. I have the passion necessary to achieve my aspiration.
  5. I have the skills necessary to achieve my aspiration.
  6. I have the determination necessary to achieve my aspiration.

6.5 I have written my aspiration down in more than one place so I am constantly reminded of it.

Now that you’ve taken the test, let’s analyze your score and measure the health of your aspiration:

If you scored from 7-13, your aspiration is on life support. You may have fantasies about having a great career or richly rewarding personal life, but have made no efforts to make them come true or even to see if they really represent what you want in life.

If you scored from 14-20, your aspiration is sickly. You probably have some firm idea of what you would like to accomplish, but aren’t making a real attempt to go out and do it.

If you scored from 21-26, your aspiration is guarded. You know what you want and have taken some basic steps to get it. Maybe you earned the right college diploma, or know someone important in the field. You’re probably at the stage where you’re “looking into” achieving your aspiration. And when you’re looking into something, it usually means you have an outside vantage point.

If you scored from 27-33, your aspiration is fit. You have followed most or all of the 6.5 steps to achieving your aspiration and have a credible shot at making it happen someday. Remember there is a difference between going through the motions and putting your heart into something!

If you scored a 34 or 35, your aspiration is Herculean. You have fully integrated your aspiration into all aspects of your life and have made it your number one daily priority. If you have not achieved it yet, you are on a clear path and have already passed several key milestones. You understand that goals are there to be met and surpassed, not held as an ideal.


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