Result Areas  
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The Result Areas view uses a grid to display personal and work related result areas. See Using Grids for help with the grid user interface.  
A Result Area represents an important dimension, role, or part of your life in which you want to create better results. Examples of result areas include: family, spouse, children, career, health & fitness, financial, spiritual, personal development, etc. You can define a mission/vision statement for each result area, and identify the guiding principles and values that you want to associate with that area.  
To open a result area row you can: double click on the row, press Ctrl+Enter or invoke the File | Open | Open Selected Item... command from the file menu or standard toolbar. When you open a result area, the Result Area Information form will be displayed.  
Result Area Information Form  
The result area information form provides the following tabs: General, Mission, Vision, Wish, S.W.O.T  
General Tab  
The general tab provides the following fields:  
Name of the result area
Category for the result area (personal/work)
Provide a detailed description of the result area
The current importance of this result area to your overall happiness and success. From 0 (not important) to 100 (very important)
The label you choose for the result area will be used for the Time Chart activities (see Time Charts for details) associated with this result area (click Edit... button to change the label)
Default Resource
Default resource to use for scheduling projects in this result area (see Project/Task scheduling for details)
Provide a reason why you assigned the importance value to this result area. Why is this area as important or non-important to you at this time?
Mission Tab  
The mission tab allows you to write your mission statement for this result area and state your guiding principles. A mission statement is a brief description of what you want to do and who you want to be in this particular area of your life. It is a way to focus your energy, actions and decisions towards the things that are most important to you. Learn more about Writing Personal Mission Statements online.  
Guiding principles are a collection of core beliefs, principles or ideas that you believe in and that can guide you toward your mission/vision for this part of your life. You can use quotes or sayings if you would like. Follow each guiding principle with a brief description of how you can live your life according to this principle and what you can do to make it part of your everyday life. You can open a guiding principle row the same way you open any other grid row.  
Vision Tab  
The vision tab allows you to describe your ideal inner and outer vision for this result area. The outer vision refers to your physical experience while inner vision refers to your internal thoughts, emotions and feelings. Describe what you would see, hear, do, think and feel if this part of your life were a "perfect 10" in every respect.  
In a business setting, you can think of outer vision as the way your company is perceived or viewed by and behaves towards customers, suppliers and the general public and the inner vision as the way your company is viewed by and behaves towards its employees and owners.  
The difference between a mission and a vision statement is that a vision represents the target or ideal situation (what you want to have and be) while the mission statement indicates what you are willing to do to get you there. After you've had a chance to create your vision, check back to your mission to determine if they are both consistent with each other.  
Wish List Tab  
The wish list tab tracks the wishes associated with the result area. See Wish List topic for more information on the various types of wishes.  
S.W.O.T (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) Tab  
You can enter information for each of the following:  
·Strengths - These are things you are particularly good at, do well or enjoy.  
·Weaknesses - These are things you struggle with or cause you problems.  
·Opportunities - Things that you can do to improve in this area and take you closer to your vision/mission.  
·Threats - Things that could block or prevent you from living your vision and fulfilling your mission.  
You can use the SWOT analysis to help you refine your mission statement and as brainstorming tools to develop your wish list.  
See Also  
Using Achieve | Wish List | Achieve Overview | Goal Setting Overview | Getting Started  

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