THE SPECTRUM OF THE MASTERY OF LIFE
THE ROAD TO
EXPERIENCING LIFE FULLY, POWERFULLY, WITH ULTIMATE HAPPINESS


I pulled this from Ultimate Confidence, as I thought it was worth its own separate section.  It is only slightly modified here.


THE SPECTRUM OF MASTERY OF LIFE

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No Mastery    Low mastery    Some mastery    Level 2     Level 3     Mastery

No or low confidence                                           Ultimate Confidence
No or low self-esteem                                           Total self regard and respect
Low results                                                          Actively producing results
Not highly reliable                                                Ultimate confidence to rely on self
Need others' approval                                          Self approval
Dependent on others                                            Super self-dependence
No wisdom foundation                                         Wisdom (practical, re: life)
Operate in "shoulds"                                             Acceptance of reality
Minimal life knowledge                                        Maximal life knowledge
Minimal learning                                                  Maximal learning
Reactive to feelings                                              Thinking with higher brain
Seeking relief                                                       Creating what is desired
Blame, make-wrong                                             No-blame, compassion
Uncertainty, doubt, non-definiteness, unclear     Certainty, definedness, clarity
Beliefs unexamined                                               Beliefs identified, corrected

Rate each of the line items on a scale of 1to 10 and then add up the score. (Read further by entering the relevant words into the search engine.)

33 or less = Need dramatically more education and direction, asap!
33 - 55 = Struggling way too much with life, still a bit apathetic
56-70 = Low mastery:  The beginning levels of having a better life
71-90 = Some mastery: Beginning to master life, some wisdom, need for more
90-105 = Level 2- 3:  Making good tradeoffs between long term and short term, need to fill in what is missing, relatively happy
105 - 120+ = Mastery:  Experiencing life fully, satisfied, free, fully in charge, powerful

Is your score (and actual status) at the level you would want it? 

If not, follow, and stick to until you have fully arrived, the steps to gaining Ultimate Confidence, laid out in that piece.

Realism of how far to go right now

Although going from Level 2 all the way up will have a great payoff for your time, most people will consider that too much to do right now, as a chief focus in life.

The right approach is to work up to Level 2 as soon as one can, while managing the rest of your life as is necessary, but getting only as good in each other area as is minimally necessary under the circumstances. 

This means that you will have two lives: 

1.  A regular operating life.

2.  A mastery life

You simply take one hour a day (or whatever you can "afford") to build mastery and then you use the remaining 23 hours for living life.  As you master life more and more, you'll find that you've "accidentally" freed up much of 23 hour day, as you'll not be spending time cleaning up mistakes or wasting time on what is not of true value in life.