We often value ourselves (and others) by the physical possessions we (they) hold. We use this as a means to identify our worth and as a proof of success. We use it as a benchmark to compare how well we are doing relative to others. So we go on this quest for accumulating physical assets in the hope that they will provide us with the much needed security and to tide over life’s uncertainties.
The real assets in our lives go beyond physical assets. When you have ‘robust health’ that’s an asset. when you have a wonderful and supportive family, that’s an asset. An asset by definition is something that is valuable and has a useful quality. In that sense we miss to see some of the intangible assets we are bestowed with because we don’t see a price tag with it. All good things in life present themselves without a price tag, that we often tend to miss their value, until we lose them. To quote Charles Kingsley, “We act as though comfort and luxury are chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about”.
Expanding on this idea, here is a little interactive tool to help you find out how some key assets and liabilities stack up in your Life. The results are presented in a ‘Balance Sheet’ format. Don’t worry if you are not an Accountant to understand this Balance Sheet. The conclusions are presented in an easy to understand format. If by chance you are an Accountant, you will probably appreciate it even more. Click here to launch
This presentation was sent as a New Year message at the beginning of this year, hence you will see comments made in that context. But you will still find this tool interesting and insightful to go through any time.
Let me know what you think. Please leave your comments below I hope you have a healthy Balance sheet. Go ahead and share this post with others who may like it.