If I gave you a choice today, would you rather be living an amazing, awesome life you love? Or would you stick with what you’ve got? According to Hal Elrod, author of The Miracle Morning, if given a choice, we would all want to be living a Level 10 life, fully satisfied in every area of our lives.
“If we’re measuring our levels of success/satisfaction in any area of our lives, we all want to be living our best lives at a ‘Level 10’ in each area. Creating your ‘Level 10 Life’ begins with creating an honest assessment of where you are.”
Luckily, there’s a few ways to achieve your own level 10 lives. And it starts with a simple assessment.
The Level 10 life assessment
This assessment has also been called the Wheel of life assessment in many circles. It consists of writing down on a piece of paper 5 to 10 areas of your life that are particularly important to you and rating your level of satisfaction in every area on a scale of 1 to 10.
Michael Hyatt, best-selling author of Living Forward and, more recently, Your Best Year Ever, describes the life accounts as the different areas of your life. Examples are family, contribution, health, finances, marriage, career, hobbies, and so on. For the Level 10 life assessment, select a max of 10 life accounts and rate them. You can use this handy PDF I’ve created for my lovely readers.
Different types of trackers
The PDF I’ve created is a bar tracker, as you can see in the picture below. If you use the Bullet Journal system, you can create a very basic tracker with a pen and ruler.
You can also create a circular tracker using a compass or the very handy Helix Angle and Circle Maker. Here’s my latest spread using the Helix.
I like to journal a few lines for each area, stating what’s working and what’s not, helping me recall my current situation when I look back on my spreads later on.
Reach your level 10
Now that you’ve assessed your current level of satisfaction in each area of your life, it’s time to act on it. Select the 3 areas of your life that need the most improvement and create a smart goal for each of them. Setting 3 goals is optimal for me, making sure I can fully concentrate on each of them.
Smart stands for
- S : Specific
- M : Measurable
- A : Attainable
- R : Realistic
- T : Time-bound
Now that you’ve set your new goals, make sure to schedule any actions that you need to take in order to achieve your goals and to plan the new habits you will need to implement for your goals to become a reality. Small steps quickly add up in creating your level 10 life Click to Tweet.
Since I’ve read the excellent 12 Week Year book by Brian P. Moran, I’ve been setting quarterly goals. What I like to do is to assess my life satisfaction with a Level 10 life spread in my Bullet Journal at the end of every quarter and set my new goals accordingly.
I like to compare my current assessment to the previous one and notice every improvement or lag and celebrate my wins. If you’d like to know more about my quarter planning process, you can read this blog post.
Review your goals regularly
First, keep your goals list handy and refer to it regularly to make sure that you are putting in the work to achieve them. Make sure you incorporate at least one action for each goal in your weekly planning. You can use a habit tracker to track the daily habits you will need to take in order to make progress.
At the end of the quarter, review your goals. Have you accomplished what you’ve set up to do? If so, how satisfied are you now? If not, what could have you done better? Where did you fall short? What will you improve on in the next quarter? Write down all those things and reassess you Level 10 life.
If you would like to try the Level 10 life assessment for yourself, you can download the handy PDF I’ve created for you by filling the form below.
Have you tried this exercise? What did you get from it? Let me know in the comments below.
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