Huffington Post (2012), Inc. magazine (2016), Fast Company (2018), and Medium (2019) all discuss life as a puzzle. Common pieces to the puzzle include internal and external pieces. Internal…care for self (body, mind, & spirit). External…engagement with others (work, family, society, etc.). Each day, based on our life goals and vision while keeping in mind our commitment to others, we prioritize how these pieces fit together.
“Sometimes the road of life takes an unexpected turn and
you have no choice but to follow it
to end up in the place you are supposed to be.”
“A bend in the road is not the end of the road….
unless you fail to make the turn.”
Life is a journey, and there are bumps in the road. Some bumps will redirect priorities while others can be overcome, and progress on the current path continues. Handel (2009) and Tanjeloff (n.d.) agree that we need to invest time and energy in the pieces of our personal puzzle. A key is to stay balanced and aligned with your goals and vision.
Consider what aspects are your strengths, what aspects could you improve, and how can you keep the pieces coordinated and integrated.