Why Are The Three Critical Areas So Critical?
Work, Home and Relationships, and Self. They are the Critical Areas that we need to focus on in order to be successful, fulfilled and balanced.
But most people make the mistake of thinking that you have to constantly sacrifice one, in order to thrive in the others. At Performance Lab, we know that the opposite is true: if you let one slip, then chances are the others will slip as well.
By consciously focussing on trying to be our best in each area, we unlock our potential to thrive in all three. Each Critical Area adds to the others, they don’t subtract from the others.
Take a look at the video to find out the science behind this concept. How success breeds success and how emotional distraction stops us from performing at our best.The Progress Journal helps with work life balance by focussing on three Critical Areas
Critical Area FAQ's
I don't really care about work. Do I need to have an MIT?
You really should. You might not care about work, but we know that when we have a purpose and a sense of accomplishment it helps the other areas of our lives as well. It doesn't have to be big - like a promotion etc - but even being really efficient at your work is a great MIT. And hey, it might free up your time to do other things!
My Home and Relationship MIT sounds fluffy. Is this ok?
Yes it is - and these MIT's will often sound fluffy - but we need direction. What then makes the most difference is if we have really quantifiable Key Behaviours.
Why are the example MIT's so broad? I thought goals were meant to be specific.
The old SMART goals are great, but MIT's work a little differently. When they're broad, we are able to find different ways of working towards our MIT's. We just have to make sure that the Key Behaviours are very specific. This is where SMART goals come in.