Here's how to proceed:
1. In "Life", as in any subject, we need to learn THE UNDERLYING BASICS OF LIFE and how it all its together. This is a separate section worth
spending time on.
2. We need to first test our knowledge to see where we're at and decide where
we want to be at.
3. And then we need to decide on and set learning goals, which will provide the
steps to our destination.
WHY LEARN LIFE SKILLS?
"Life" skills are what need to be learned the most - and the more they are perfected, the greater life is. We often believe that learning about life and its skills will occur naturally as we just live life, but this approach is random and haphazard, with inputs that are often inaccurate and inexpert. It is no wonder that we almost always fall far short of our potential happiness in life.
"Please don't make that mistake!!!! This is your life; get it right the first time!" - The BuddhaKahuna
YOUR KEY LIFE DECISIONS
This is crucial, as it will alter your life immensely.
WISDOM IS THE MEANS
Wisdom is the abiliity to make good life decisions. Good life decisions lead to a good life and a great viewpoint about life, which in turn leads to happiness. Read further about this in Wisdom - Creating And Manifesting It .
THE COMPONENTS OF LIFE EDUCATION
Although basic knowledge is what is required "first", in a sense, we will do much better if we learn how to learn the basic skills of 1) learning effectively and 2) thinking effectively to make better decisions. Most people have a far lower level of those vital skills than would produce the best life - most people have unsettled philosophies and an underlying current of fear - not good!
Doing those rightly will make all the difference in life. Leave one out and the effects on one's life will be immense.
The following are the components of life education (also listed as part of Life Management with links).
The basic skills and the basic knowledge build upon one another to facilitate the effective use of them in exercising higher-level life-knowledge, which is our final means to the ultimate goal: enduring, deep happiness and satisfaction with life. Do it this way and it will gradually build and then, seemingly all of a sudden, you become wise and happy, which actually go hand in hand!
Learn - Quickly and effectively (See Life Management, LEARNING AND
Think (See Life Management, Learning and Thinking)
How to look at and see things
II. BASIC LIFE KNOWLEDGE:
Key Essentials For Managing Life
Productivity Principles; operating naively or expecting "magic" is one of
the biggest mistakes people make.
The Attitudes that work and are sustainable
What Works for sustained happiness - Creating enduring happiness,
eliminating what doesn't work
able to operate in life.
What, specifically, works in each area of life
III. HIGHER-LEVEL LIFE-KNOWLEDGE, applying the basics:
How to run/manage your life - The mechanics all the way to applying the
Managing your energy and body