LIST OF WHAT TO DO IN ORDER OF HIGHEST IMPACT
FOLLOW THIS LIST - LIFE WILL BE FAR, FAR BETTER, EASIER, AND HAPPIER
To have a very good life, you MUST do these well. If you try to get around doing them, you will not do nearly as well and are very unlikely to be happy.
Grade each one of these at this point as to your ability to do these skills, in terms of actual results you get in life. A = Excellent, B = Good, C = Not so good, D = Awful, F = Disastrous
THE CORE CORE SKILLS WHICH WILL MAKE EVERYTHING ELSE WORK
(Because with these you can get anything you want. AND you will have few problems in life.)
__ Learn to think well. (Ascertaining facts and using logic, no thinking distortions) __ Learn to learn well. (Efficiently and effectively, systematically with expert info) __ Learn to decide on what to do to problem solve. (Problems solved! Few left, all small)
NEXT, LEARN HOW THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS WORK, OF COURSE!
__ Learn how centrally important things work (There's that word again: learn.)
__ Learn how the mind works, and
__ Do, install the revision (this is the #1 payoff in all of life)
__ Regular routine for care
__ Sleep until naturally awake, must sleep 7-9 hrs, significant impairment below 7
__ Maintain self as much as possible in proper "balance" (homeostasis) - otherwise
significantly impairs body repair, immunity, and other functions, causing
significant degeneration over time.
__ Regular optimal routine and procedures to effectively use time
__ Vocation, Career - Satisfaction, money
__ Matched aptitudes - Liking what do, being more effective with strengths and
aptitudes more time for the rest of life also
__ Learn how to work those centrally important things
GETTING THE MOST IMPACT PER AMOUNT OF ENERGY
__ Create what supports getting the most benefit per amount of time, so that you doing well what is most effective in life to get you what you want. (Institute procedures, including habits, so that things are done more effectively and more automatically [via a path to follow] and/or developing a habit that makes things easy and automatice)
__ Learn how to differentiate as to how much benefit comes from different choices (and certainly what does not produce benefits). Change "beliefs" about how certain things work.
__ Learn the basic skill of change, to effectively implement what you want in life. (To get anywhere different, you have to cause a change, though certain ones require more skill.)
__ Learn the skill of how to identify what is the highest impact on your life. Eliminate 40% -
Then you are "home free!" as you'll "always" be skillfully choosing what is of the most benefit, as a habit, a regular routine and practice.
And you'll not need me to continue this list (but you might want to read more pieces on this site). That is why I stopped where I stopped. The order that you will choose beyond this is based on your "informed" values and the priority of those values.
The points to give to each: A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = -l, F = -5. What's your average? How about the average in the top 3 and the last 2? Good enough for a great life?
You might ask: "Where's money on this list?!!" Once you've learned the most important things, remember that you'll be able to decide what is of the next greatest benefit. But by learning the preceding lessons you will be able to learn money in "the context" of how it benefits the rest of your life and not be stupid or narrow-sighted about money. (Read the logic of the way to run investments simply and to run financial life in a more balanced, easier way, not listening to selling BS: Checklist For Financial Success.
Notice I didn't list that you should identify the results you want nor such things as relationship skills. Once you learn the first things first, above, then you will be able to choose which areas to bolster up based on what is most valuable - and from there you choose what is necessary to learn and implement. Because you will already have (above) the "keys to the kingdom", so to speak, so you can unlock any door you choose to and can be successful in anything you want to be.