This is the final post on this topic. We will be looking at the last set of three areas that determine the quality of the life we live. As a recap, we’ve looked at the following aspects:
- Time Management & Organization
- Fun & Recreation
- Personal Growth & Development
Today, we are looking at:
- Social Relevance
- Health & Fitness
- Spiritual Beliefs
Societal relevance: (Perceptions) According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, people are motivated to achieve certain needs. When one need is fulfilled a person seeks to fulfill the next one, and so on. Societal relevance is at stage 3 ( after the basic needs of Food, Shelter,Sleep,Safety,Order,Security,etc. has been met ). At this stage, we are seeking for friendship,love,intimacy,a sense of belonging, relevance from work group, family, etc. We are concerned about people’s perception of us & how we come across to people around us. I personally call this stage the branding stage. Your brand is your image, it’s what people know you for & it should be consistent so as to make an impact & live a richer & a higher quality life.
I did an IB (International Baccalaureate) project with my son last term on the topic “footprint from the past” & i realized that the greatest gift you can give in life is to make an impact in your world.
In the project we looked at the lives of Martin Luther King Jnr, Thomas Edisson, Alexander Bell, Michael Jackson, Jay-Jay Okocha,Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Sir Ahmadu Bello, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Michael Angello, Pablo Picasso,Vincent Van Gogh, etc.
Unless you have a plan to be relevant in society, true quality of life is questioned.
Find a need in your community & fill it,let the world know you came.
Health & Fitness: This is another key area as regards the quality of life. Health is wealth, some people have loads of money, but they are sick & are not fit to enjoy the money they have.
If you are fit to participate and contribute in everyday activities, you are truly blessed & are open to opportunities to give and receive from others. I personally do a full medical check-up at least twice a year & I check my BMI (Body Mass Index) on a regular basis, I eat well & exercise a lot.
My body is a temple, a container of my essence & I need it in good shape to be able to do the things I love to do & the things God has planned for me. I am challenging you to focus on your health & fitness, decide on the right state of your physical body & drive towards a goal.
Do you want to loose or gain weight? Do you want to add some muscles? There are various apps these days that will help you monitor these things.
I intend to run in a marathon someday ( Boston, New York, London or Berlin), so I am keeping myself fit so as to achieve that goal.
Spiritual Beliefs: This is the most important aspect of the topic. Jesus says in John 10:10b “I have come that you may have life & have it in abundance” .
The main goal of Jesus coming to the world is to give us life in abundance, a higher quality of life, to restore the glory that Adam lost in the garden.
I am a strong believer in this. Your life will be incomplete if you “gain the whole world & loose your soul“. A higher quality of life is available with Jesus Christ, a life without stealing, killing or destruction.
This doesn’t mean you don’t encounter challenges, problems or issues, but the number of your challenges will be the number of victories. We operate from a standpoint of victory, not based on our works, but on the finished work of Christ.
I am a living testimony of this & I encourage you to seek the total package – Excellence & Spirituality. The world is not normal, people have subscribed to different sources to get ahead, don’t be ignorant, be smart.
Get to a level where “everything is naturally supernatural” & enjoy that higher quality of life.
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