Setting Goals with Your Bullet Journal and the Level 10 Life

One of the best things about my Bullet Journal is that it provides a road map for me. It sets a destination and a way to get there. For a while, I felt stuck in the mud, like I was just treading water, going from day to day, and not really having a purpose and a reason to get out of bed every day. I knew that if I didn’t do something, I would spiral into a depression. I had already started researching what bullet journaling was, but the fact that I could set and track goals was what really appealed to me.

I started watching YouTube videos about bullet journaling, and one video I came across really resonated with me. Kara Benz, of Boho Berry talked about something called Level 10 Life, originally created by Hal Elrond and his book The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM). This program breaks your life into 10 different categories and score yourself on a “level” out of 10. Then you create goals that would get you to “Level 10”. Elrond breaks the categories into Family & Friends, Personal Development, Spirituality, Finances, Career, Marriage, Fun & Recreation, Giving/Contributions, Physical Environment and Health & Fitness.

I modified my list a little bit to customize it to the goals I was wanting to meet this year. For example, contributions isn’t an area that I really want to focus on right now, but I’m wanting to grow my social media presence and wanted a separate area for that.

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As you can see, I feel like my areas where I am the closest to where I want to be are in the area of Personal Growth and My Home as these are the two areas that I have been actively working on over the past several months. The areas I am farthest from where my goal are Family and Friends (because I’m basically an introvert) and Finances.

Now, these are huge goals. They’re not something where I can just do one thing and be where I want to be. If I just had this as what I was reaching for, it would feel unattainable. I had to be able to break it down into smaller, more achievable goals. So at the end of every month, I create the next month’s goals. I look at my overall goals and find one or two things that I can do in each category.

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On my daily page, I have a section for daily goals. These are little things I can do to accomplish my monthly goals. I usually only put one or two things on there that I will be able to accomplish in one day, in addition to my to-do list without feeling overwhelmed.

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These steps, working from the smallest component, the daily goal, and funneling out to larger and larger goals, has been giving me a purpose and a way to get out of the mud. I am the type of person that always needs a goal, a reason to do what I’m doing. I can’t just go from day to day and coast through my life. The Level 10 Life has done this for me.

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What tools do you use to set and achieve your goals? Do you use your bullet journal for goal setting?

2 Comments

  1. This is fantastic! We have a similar concept of planning goals. I’ve come to learn that bullet journaling is the easiest way for me to really measure what I’ve been doing and visualize my success!

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