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Six Spokes Theory: Strategy For An Optimal Life

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Six Spokes Theory: Strategy For An Optimal Life
Six Spokes Theory shows that we can’t neglect important areas of life if we want to live optimally. This requires making tough choices

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Strategy For An Optimal Life: The Six-Spokes Theory

Strategy For An Optimal Life: The Six-Spokes Theory

The Six-Spokes Theory divides our life into a wheel with six spokes, where all of them have to be tight and function smoothly. The aim is to lead a balanced and optimal life, and is not tied to the traditional idea of success.
The Spokes are as follows:

  1. Body: Your energy levels, diet, stamina, and strength.
  2. Mind: The ability to focus and learn.
  3. Love: The quality of relationships.
  4. Work: A meaningful and financially rewarding career.
  5. Money: How you utilize money.
  6. Play: Your recreational options.

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Neglecting The Spokes

The balance of life is temporarily fine if one of the spoke is neglected, but if there is a constant neglecting of a spoke of the wheel of life, one will see the consequences of the same.

Example: Not exercising for a week is a temporary neglection of the ‘body’ spoke, but not exercising at all will lead to illnesses and lack of energy.

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Energy Is More Important Than Time

  • Most of us spend our whole day working, leaving us with less energy for other important areas of life.
  • In the Six Spokes Theory, the work spoke is just as important as your love spoke or your play spoke, and everything matters.
  • One has to spend the same amount of energy in each spoke, as a thumb rule.
  • The Six-spoke theory is all about smart consumption of our limited energy, along with the best use of the limited number of hours we have during the day.

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