You’ve likely heard of Level 10 Life, but if you’re confused or need a little inspiration to start your own, this post can help guide you.
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I have known about Level 10 Life for probably a year and a half now. But, I just recently added it to my 2018 bullet journal. Part of the reason I was hesitant to use it was because I already had goal pages and it seemed redundant. However, what makes Level 10 different than any other goals page is that it encompasses 10 major areas of your life. Like it or not, you have to analyze these areas so you don’t forget about them. Without it, I would not have included spirituality goals or physical environment goals into my journal.
Level 10 Life is based on the Level 10 Success idea by Hal Elrod, in the book The Miracle Morning. The book has over 2,200 5-star reviews on Amazon at the time of writing this. It’s not a fad or a trend that just came about. His book and his system have proven results from thousands of people. And Mr. Elrod was on to something. He created the ‘Wheel of Life Assessment’. Which is essentially a large circle divided into 10 equal parts; one for each focus area of your life. Each section is further divided into 10 segments that you would use to rate yourself on a scale of 1-10.
But, the Bullet Journal Community took it to a whole new level with an entire spread dedicated to tracking and analyzing Level 10 Success. No shocker there! I might be gloating, but I do believe our community includes some of the most innovative people of our time.
Level 10 Areas of Focus
Even to this day, my bullet journal has a pretty clear focus on my big goals. I want to become financially stable and dig myself out of the hole of debt I created in my early twenties (damn you, credit card companies for letting young girls run free with thousands of dollars). I also focus on my career and my health. But, up until I decided to sit down and create my Level 10 Life spread, I hadn’t thought too seriously about spirituality, fun and recreation, and my physical environment.
This system tracks 10 areas of your life. Some you may not have ever thought about improving.
- Family & Friends
- Personal Development
- Career & Business
- Significant Other & Romance
- Fun & Recreation
- Contributing & Giving
- Health & Fitness
- Physical Environment
To analyze yourself in these areas you should think of each area in its entirety and then do a quick assessment. Don’t spend hours thinking deeply into each focus area. Instead, go with your gut feeling. Then, fill in your wheel or chart for each area. In 6 months, reassess with the same process to see how much progress you have made.
Taking it a Step Further
While it’s not a requirement, I wanted to really use this technique to the fullest extent. So I wrote down 10 goals for each focus area, totaling 100 goals. This idea came from Kara at Boho Berry. After I read her post, I was determined to sit down and create a list of my own goals. Some are very large and far out, while others are achievable in the next six months.
Doing this allows me to see where I want to be in 6 months or 10 years. It’s a list of my biggest ambitions and the things I know I need to do to improve my life. Disclaimer: it was REALLY hard to come up with 10 goals in some of these focus areas. And, I have a couple that overlap because they fit into more than one area. If you are going to add these goals to your spread, give yourself a bit of time. This is not a 10-minute project.
Level 10 Life Spread and Layout
The original Wheel of Life Assessment is one of the most popular formats used. But, being the creative and innovative people we are, bullet journalists have come up with multiple layouts that are effective and appealing.
Rather than draw a wheel, I decided to create a very simple, almost minimalistic horizontal bar graph for my spread. Typically, I’m pretty colorful and creative with my bullet journal. But, I wanted this spread to be more efficient and purposeful than colorful and decorative. Although, next round I may go for something a bit more colorful.
I’m not alone in reinventing the wheel. Check out these Level 10 Life spreads by other bullet journalists in the community. Be sure to check out their pages and give them a follow.
Which Level 10 Life bullet journal spread is your favorite? Will you be adding this goal setting page to your journal, or do you already have one? Share it with me by tagging me on Instagram @the.petite.planner.
Printable Level 10 Life Spread
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