Your Do-it-yourself Needs Assessment

In crafting your own grown-up curriculum, begin with a mainstay of adult education, the needs assessment. I define health as the dynamic balance of the important areas of your life with the goal of achieving your potential in each of them.

I’ve previously posted on this blog a series on balance.

Achieving perfect balance is a stretch goal. We aspire to it, but recognize that the one unchanging aspect of life is change! But like a compass pointing north, though few of us will make it to the magnetic north pole, it keeps us on track and reminds us of our goals.

So start with the important areas of your life: social, psychological, family, physical, intellectual, emotional, financial, creative, recreational and spiritual. Take a pulse check, and assess how you’re doing in each of those areas.

How do you judge success for yourself in these areas? What are the special challenges? What are your goals?

By the time you work your way through each sphere of your life, you may have a list of pretty daunting goals. Don’t be overwhelmed. We are given a lifetime to master our lives.

Coming up: Turning the Mega-Goals into Goals You Can Achieve Today.


About Davidicus Wong

I am a family physician. I write a weekly newspaper column, Healthwise for the Vancouver Courier, Burnaby Now, Royal City Record and Richmond News.
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