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The Achievement of Wellbeing

The term “wellbeing” conjures up a nice balance of emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, and financial health.

In the book, Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements, there are five interconnected elements that people look for in their lives… regardless of race, nationality, faith, and culture.

The Five Essential Elements of Wellbeing:

Tips and Suggestions for 2011

For yourself and others…

Do more than live………   experience!

Do more than touch……..   feel!

Do more than look………   observe!

Do more than read………    absorb!

Do more than listen………    understand!

Do more than speak………    inspire!

Do more than tolerate……    embrace!

“And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
– Abraham Lincoln

Act 3, Take 1- The Afternoon of Our Lives

Many of us will live to be 80 years old or beyond. This roughly breaks down into four nice blocks of time… each one a very different life-stage.

  • 0-20 years: Focus is on physical growth, learning, and education
  • 21-40 years: Focus is on building family, home, and career

  • 41- 60 years: Focus becomes re-thinking and evaluating our life’s purpose and mission

  • 61- 80 years: Focus continues with life’s purpose and mission, legacy, and reflection