As we are nearing the end of the year, I thought it would be the perfect time to show you how I set up Level 10 Life in my bullet journal.
Level 10 Life is mentioned in the book “Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod and you can access the Fast Start Kit here. The kit shows you the wheel and examples of how to use it. I decided that I would prefer to add mine to my bullet journal, so that I could refer back to it regularly.
The first step is to decide how many areas of your life you would like to review and work on. I chose the following 10 areas:
- Family and friends 2. Personal growth and development 3. Spirituality 4. Finances 5. Career / business 6. Relationship 7. Fun and recreation 8. Contribution / giving 9. Health and fitness 10. Physical environment
Next you will need to draw the wheel. I used a compass to draw out the circle, by first counting up 10 dots from the centre of the circle, increasing by one dot each time until I had 10 circles. I then divided the circle into 10 different segments by drawing lines through it and numbering each circle from 1 to 10. You should divide your circle into the same number of segments that you have decided to review.
The next step is labeling each segment and giving yourself a “score” for this area of your life. I would advise not spending too long thinking about this. It really is just a snapshot of how you feel about them at this precise moment. Your first thought is probably the most accurate, so don’t fall into over-analysing. My approach was pretty simplistic; a score of 5 means I am halfway to reaching Level 10 in that area of my life, so am I doing better or worse than this? Draw a bold line to indicate your score, so that you can add progress lines in later, but still be able to see your starting point.
It is then helpful to write a few lines for each category, reflecting your current thoughts as to where you are now.
On the next page I would recommend taking some time to map out what Level 10 would look like to you. Again, don’t get too hung up on this. What you imagine Level 10 to be right now might well change over time. Sometimes new opportunities present themselves or circumstances change, meaning that your new Level 10 Life could be something you can’t even imagine right now. What’s important is that you have a goal that motivates you to work towards.
I would then recommend breaking down the levels in between where you are right now and that level 10 goal. I find it really helpful to have something tangible to work towards in the short-term, that I know is getting me closer to where I want to be. It can be quite over-whelming, even demotivating, to just focus on the gap between current circumstances and Level 10.
My final recommendation would be to create a card which states your next level in each area of your life. I have used a large Project Life card and stuck it with washi to the inside of my journal. I can then leave it open to remind me every day of my next steps for each area of my life that I want to work on. You could also stick it to your desk, fridge or anywhere that you will see it on a regular basis. I always think the next step is the most important, as you know it is moving you ever closer to where you want to be.
I review my Level 10 score at the end of each bullet journal, to see how far I have come and where necessary, reset a new level 10 life goal. I have filmed a YouTube video showing a recording of me creating these pages if you would find that helpful.
Finally, don’t forget to appreciate exactly where you are in life right now. I believe strongly in the power of completing a gratitude spread every month and also a Daily Improvements Journal, to document all of the things I am already doing well at. Everyone deserves a pat on the back! I strongly believe you can set big goals for yourself, whilst still finding happiness in every day life.
I hope you find this blog post helpful and I would love to chat with you in the comments section below.