Life Design Document
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“What do you start your day with?“
“By reading my Life Design Document (in Google Keep). It’s a deeply meaningful document with a specific structure:
General Life Purpose
Who do you want to be?
How can you use your Gifts in greatest service to the world?
Specific Life Purpose
What are you pursuing over the next few years?
What are you mastering over the next 10 years?
How would you express the essence of who you are?
What are your top strengths?
Zone of Genius
What is it that you and only you can do? (Onlyness)
What feels like play to you but work to others?
What are your core values?
How do you want to feel consistently?
Goals for the Year
What is the most important goal for the year?
What are the most important secondary goals for the year?“
“Why is it important?“
“Reading it activates me for the day – it has a powerful energizing effect.
Every section is a prompt. I start every day by reflecting on what’s essential, to gain more and more clarity on it.“
“So there’s value in both reading the answers and in asking the questions anew every day.“
Every day I also seek to optimize the document itself. It’s been through quite a few iterations. The document is modular: I can add or remove sections, I can change the order of the sections to maximize the impact while reading (Sequencing), I can add, remove, or modify questions.“