The wheel of life

The wheel of life is a tool which helps you to represent your life. Usually we use 8 or 5 categories. But you can adapt your wheel of life and use the categories you think are the best for you.

 

There are two ways of using the wheel of life.

 

a) The sky view

1) Choose for each category the level you think you are at currently. Connect the points together.
2) Choose for each category the level you want to reach. Connect the points together.
3) Give a current satisfaction note on 10 to each category.

Satisfaction notes on 10:     Romance: 8/10     Family: 9/10     Health: 6/10     Finances: 4/10     Career: 8/10
                                           Spirituality: 1/10     Recreation: 6/10     Personal Growth: 10/10

The two circles and your satisfaction notes help you to identify in which area you have to work on and which strategy you need to adopt:
- do not change anything but keep yourself on this level, focus on other categories of the wheel of life (Matching points or the current situation is above the expected one and a high satisfaction note)
- do more of what is working (Expected situation above the current one and high satisfaction note)
- change your strategy (Matching points or expected situation above the current one and dissatisfaction)

 

b) The proportional view

1) Give a percentage to each category. The sum must be equal to 100%.
2) Give a current satisfaction note on 10 to each category.
3) Draw your optimal wheel of life. That means give a percentage you want to reach to each category.

Satisfaction notes on 10:     Couple: 8/10     Work: 7/10
Family 9/10     Social: 5/10     Self: 7/10

The comparison of the two wheels of life and your satisfaction notes help you to  identify in which area you have to work on and which strategy you need to adopt:
- do not change anything but keep yourself on this level, focus on other categories of the wheel of life (Matching percentages or the current situation is above the expected one and a high satisfaction note)
- do more of what is working (Expected situation above the current one and high satisfaction note)
-  change your strategy (Matching percentages or expected situation above the current one and dissatisfaction)

 

You can use the wheel of life whenever you want. It is a good way to quickly assess your situation and get an idea of the actions you can plan.

Nota bene: Put a date on your wheels of life because they are a fair representation of the situation when you draw them. But they evolve quickly according to your environment changes and the actions you lead.

Posted on August 31, 2014 and filed under Tools.