"Level 10 Life" is a concept popularized by author and motivational speaker, Hal Elrod, in his book "The Miracle Morning." The Level 10 Life is a way of assessing and rating different areas of your life on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest possible score.
The ten areas of life that are commonly included in a Level 10 Life assessment are:
Family and friends
Fun and recreation
Health and fitness
By assessing each of these areas of your life and rating them on a scale of 1 to 10, you can identify areas that need improvement and create a plan to work on them. The idea behind the Level 10 Life is to strive for balance and excellence in all areas of your life, so that you can live a fulfilling and satisfying life.
Living a Level 10 Life: Tips and Strategies for a Fulfilling and Satisfying Life
Are you feeling stuck in your life, struggling to find balance and fulfillment in your relationships, career, health, or other areas? Do you want to live a more meaningful and purposeful life, but don't know where to start? If so, you might benefit from the concept of the Level 10 Life.
The Level 10 Life is a way of assessing and rating different areas of your life on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest possible score. By doing so, you can identify areas that need improvement and create a plan to work on them. Here are some tips and strategies for living a Level 10 Life:
Assess Your Life: The first step in living a Level 10 Life is to assess where you are right now. Take some time to reflect on each area of your life, including your relationships, career, health, and spirituality. Rate each area on a scale of 1 to 10, and be honest with yourself. You can use a journal to draw a circle and divide into the 8-10 different sections. Then divide those into lines like the illustration above. Mark on this your scale level of 1-10. You can also just list each area and write down the number. Then your goal would be to focus on just one aspect of the one that is the lowest or that you feel needs the most current attention. The follow the next steps on your way to living your level 10 life. It can also be important to understand and visualize what a level 10 would look like for you in that area.
Set Goals: Once you have assessed your life, set goals for each area. Use the visualization of what a level 10 is to create the goal you want to achieve. Be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) in your goal-setting. Break your goals down into smaller, actionable steps that you can take every day or week to work towards achieving them. It can be good to have an overall goal, smaller goals, and then a monthly habits, weekly habits, and daily habits.
Take Action: The most important step in living a Level 10 Life is to take action towards your goals. This means being consistent and disciplined in your daily habits and routines. For example, if your goal is to improve your health and fitness, commit to exercising for 30 minutes a day, drinking more water, and eating a balanced diet. You want to make sure that your action connects to your identity and the person you want to be. I am a person who.... and complete the statement. You can also connect this habit to something you are already doing. For example, after my morning coffee, I will drink a cup of water. For a look a true progress, keeping a habit tracker or marking your successes can keep you accountable.
Gratitude is a powerful tool for cultivating a positive mindset and improving your overall well-being. Take time each day to reflect on what you are grateful for, and write it down in a gratitude journal. This can help you shift your focus from what you lack to what you have, and appreciate the blessings in your life. When you are working towards improvement, it can be difficult to see how far you have left to go but gratitude can be the thing that keeps pushing you to see the growth you've been making.
Seek Support: Living a Level 10 Life can be challenging, and it's important to have support along the way. This might include a coach, mentor, therapist, or accountability partner who can provide guidance, feedback, and encouragement. Surround yourself with people who uplift and inspire you, and avoid those who bring you down. When you are assessing your areas in your life, it might be a great idea to also write the name of someone you know or even just follow online who can uplift and inspire you in that particular area. Remember that one person is not enough for us to learn and grow from but we can create our own community of people and mentors that are more experts in their field to become better for ourselves.
Embrace Failure: Living a Level 10 Life is not about perfection, but about progress. You will inevitably experience setbacks and failures along the way, but it's important to view them as opportunities for learning and growth. Don't be afraid to try new things, take risks, and step outside your comfort zone. The only way to growth is through being uncomfortable and that typically comes with failure. I have a hard time with the word failure and do not ever really use the word in my thinking process. I would rather say, I struggled with something or something was difficult to overcome but I learn from it. So really, ultimately it is to embrace the learn. Move forward with new knowledge in how you want to do something or what needs to be done.
Celebrate Success: Finally, celebrate your successes along the way. Take time to acknowledge and appreciate your progress, and reward yourself for achieving your goals. This will help you stay motivated and inspired to continue living a Level 10 Life. You can celebrate your successes by treating yourself, sharing it with someone, taking a break, celebrating with others through a gathering or party, giving back by volunteering or donations, and reflection and planning for the future.
Living a Level 10 Life is about striving for balance and excellence in all areas of your life, and working towards your goals with intention and purpose. By assessing your life, setting goals, taking action, practicing gratitude, seeking support, embracing failure, and celebrating success, you can create a fulfilling and satisfying life that aligns with your values and vision.
Practice living a level 10 life by clicking the picture below for an editable version.