Our objective is to understand how to obtain well-being on all 7 levels and then design a human habitat that provides well-being for each individual and all mankind.
We believe that the individual plays a part in their own well-being and can be taught how to aim and reach for their greatest well-being on a personal level, and we can help to take some of the pressure off of their financial well-being, but that is only a part of the story.
Having a meaningful life purpose and an important role in the community they live in plays a role in their well-being as well.
And of course the condition of the world and the well-being of all humanity has an impact just as much if not more. We have to include these in the plan if we ever hope to have true and lasting well-being.
After 50 years of Gallop polls in 150 countries the truth is revealed that there is a common thread of core elements of well-being for every man, woman and child. If we pay attention to the data, we can draw conclusions and craft an obvious objective for each element of well-being.
Other organizations have focused on five elements, others six, but we believe there are seven solid elements that impact every person universally. The first four are focused on "the self" and the other elements enlarge our focus to include other people. When we accuse someone of being "selfish" the truth is they are still struggling with their own sense of well-being. Yet if we skip past our own well-being to care about others, neglecting our own needs and desires, our efforts are doomed to fail, because in time we will run out of energy or resources to continue.
True wisdom helps us to balance our focus across all seven elements of well-being, by learning what brings lasting well-being and then making sure we have that. This wisdom is more than just sustainable but is regenerative when it comes to our own energy and vitality. In other words, we experience well-being by helping others experience well-being.
As you reviewed the pages for each element of well-being you saw a few bullet points for each one. We gathered this data from many books published by Gallop on the subject of well-being and emotional intelligence. As you re-read the bullet points again, this time enjoy the sense of commonality with all mankind. This connection with every man, woman and child will elevate your sense of Global Well-Being.