~Everything you do should go towards one of those areas in your life.~
This is something I have put everywhere in the PIOS because it is so very true. If you take actions without knowing why, then you are lost from the start.
This is a more philosophical aspect behind the very technical PIOS, but both are extremely important. My personal principle in LIFE, is to achieve balance in everything we do.
The combination of the Four Pillars and the concept of Ikigai might seem a bit out of place. However I think it allows for coverage of all of the very important areas of life, some that each concept on their own do all cover.
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This is the second layer of the PIOS, and it is a big picture type of deal. Taking into account the Four Major aspects of life: BODY | MIND | SPIRIT | EMOTIONS. As well as, funneling your actions into Ikigai. Learn more about the system here:
Take a journey to understand your FOUR PILLARS
The Four Pillars philosophy is a Self-Development concept I created out of over a decade of introspection and philosophy research. There are four major aspects of life one must take care of, and maintain the balance between each of them.
Each Pillar is an example of each part of your life, for example your Mind Pillar takes after your mental stimuli/neuroplasticity, learning, mental health, and mind-body connection.
Your Body Pillar, as you may presume takes after exercise, nutrition, and health.
Spirit Pillar goes for your spirituality, individualization, and the connection between your conscious mind with your subconscious mind.
Finally, your Emotions Pillar goes after your Emotional Intelligence. Regarding your Intrapersonal understanding, as well as interpersonal. Being able to understand and empathize with others.
When you put all of those together, then you have a solid holistic view of your life, which is crucial for Self-Development.
Each pillar impacts the others
Balance of YOUR Life!
When one of these of these Pillars go out of whack, such as when you get sick or you neglect one for a while; Then the rest will start to follow suit. Think of it like a two-way funnel, when you build one up, then they all can start to build up alongside it. Brick by brick so to speak. However when one of your Pillars start to slip, i.e. you start missing workouts, or don’t take care of one at all (just never got around to it in your life), then the others will suffer for it.You must tend to each Pillar separately, but view them as a holistic system of all of them coming together to form you.
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Use Philosophy and Data
Using tools such as Notion.so or other database/documentation methods, there are ways to track your daily/weekly/monthly habits. That Self-Improvement is prudent to your overall Self-Development. If not for those micro consistency habits, then you’ll lose track of where you are in the macro picture. Putting you down a spiral, that will hinder your life progress.
This is why both are important, and why I make them distinct in the PPS. If you don’t take care of all Four Pillars with their own habits and systems for your growth, then you become stagnant, or worse off.
Using the Four Pillars Philosophy you can combine it with habit tracking tools to efficiently take control of your life.
What is YOUR Ikigai?
Following this Japanese concept of what your reason for being is, this is a part of the PIOS to keep your actions aligned with your life goals.
The Four Pillars Philosophy is meant to embody the Four Major Areas of your life, as well as be a way to plan progress in life as a whole.
This part of the PIOS is merged with your IKIGAI (or reason for being), and building up your Pillars until you have either found or accomplished your Ikigai. Then continuing it in your blissful life.
What is it that gets you up in the morning, and that gets you fired up?
What is the ultimate goal of your life, and what do you envision to accomplish?
What is your high level skill that you can get paid for?
What is it that you get paid for in life, and the world could use more of?
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Taking Your goals/projects/sprints into these accounts
Each of your tasks come from your Input and Output, but they also come from your goals/projects. The big categories of what your tasks follow up on.
When you create a task you have a property option to say what area of your life it is meant to work towards.
Such as if you create a task for creating a video, that video is for your personal brand, in which case is being built for your happiness and passion. Fitting in the Passion, Mind, and Emotions categories.
When you describe it like that, then it changes how you personally perceive that task item. Giving it more weight, and allowing for you to think about it in a new way. More than likely in a better way, and increasing the value of the said video.
That is just one tiny example of many, but the idea is to funnel your actions towards your goals and grander areas of life.