My approach is called integrated or comprehensive as it combined different evidence-based approaches into one holistic framework. That’s why it is so magic and powerful. When I finally discover this coherent system, it was life-changing and a turning point.
The integrated framework, I recommend you, states four (4) basic functions are necessary for all human being to function and perform well in life: Adaptation to our environment, goal achievement, production and a value system. Many fragmented frameworks insist on only one aspect, like goal setting. You perform well if you reach your goal. For many people, they imagine they will be happy and have a better quality life once they achieve their aims. Another framework insists on adaptation to the environment: Your capacity to get resources in your environment. In that paradigm, people are satisfied if they acquire materials possession. Other system put emphasis on the production system. The more you produce, the better. In fact, taking in isolation, this way of analyzing performance and quality of life can be misleading. Even worse, those approaches can be wrong: For instance, it is not entirely true that the richer you are, the happier you are and the better the quality of your life or if you accomplish your goal, you will enjoy an excellent quality of life. In fact, performance in life is a paradoxical concept; you could perform in one aspect and struggle in another aspect of your life.
Figure 1.1 shows the four (4) essential functions and their mutual influence and interaction.
Figure 1.1 the four (4) basic functions
All human being to thrive in life has to keep a balance and equilibrium among the four (4) basic functions: Adaptation to our environment, goal setting, production, and values. The system I have developed depends on a set of values. That said, I acknowledge and respect your values as a living soul. But think about this question for a while: What value system will make you great and metamorphose you? Values are high powerful forces in your life. Please take a break and clarify your value system. Elucidate your value system is a transformative exercise.
As a scientific, I must admit my own bias so I can be objective and also for you to make your judgment on the subject. In general, I have a penchant for the value function. How is the value function related to the other functions? Those values influence the three (3) other functions: Goal setting, adaptation to the environment, and production process. Normally, those previous functional elements also equally affect the value function. It is a reciprocal or mutual influence. Nonetheless, I decide to give more weight to the value function in the framework because if we can influence our values, attitudes, and mindset positively, we can improve our quality of life drastically.
Figure 1.2 shows the comprehensive model that will be detailed in our upcoming book on the quality of life.
Figure 1.2 The comprehensive framework for the quality of life and well-being
Dr. Joseph Adrien Emmanuel Demes, MD, MPH, Ph.D. (c),
Medical Doctor, Professor, Researcher, and Spiritual Leader,
The author of the book “How to Improve the Quality of Your Life? A Comprehensive Approach.”
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