It’s a common misconception that you must sacrifice certain parts of your full life to fulfill others — from work, to health, to relationships.
Most of us juggle between work and life, why?
Maybe you’re overwhelmed by all the daily demands. Maybe you don’t feel like you have enough time and energy. Or maybe you just haven’t untapped your own strengths and potential to achieve everything you want in life, and so when in times of adversity, you just give up trying to balance them all.
But here’s the truth:
We cannot afford to keep trading one important part of our lives to achieve another. No one can achieve true happiness this way.
What you don’t realize is that you will pay great consequences later if you trade off one thing to achieve another right now. And these consequences are almost irreversible.
Different areas of life are interlinked and interdependent. Everything influences the other; for example, a bad family life can bring down your career, and poor health can bring down everything.
Fortunately, you can live a full life.
When you’re living a fulfilling life, you’re able to tap into each of these areas harmoniously, without sacrifice. One of the most influential aspects of this work-life harmony is the ability to believe in yourself and have a healthy dose of self-empowerment.
What is the Full Life Framework?
The Full Life Framework is 5 simple life principles that can help you achieve a full and meaningful life.
1. Life Missions
Life missions are the key aspects of your life that make it worth living. Fulfilling these missions is what gives your life meaning, joy, and completeness.
A life mission can be to fulfill a goal or dream, like to become a children’s author. Or it can be a mission about your relationships to your family. It can be related to health, fitness, or other aspects of your life.
Everyone has life missions, whether you know it or not. They’re programmed into your subconscious and the reason why you care deeply about certain things.
But to really take control, you have to know what they are. You have to consciously recognize what makes you tick, what really makes you get out of bed each day.
2. Compromise the Method, Not the Mission
Ignoring or sacrificing your life missions causes pain and suffering. It causes debt… and the longer you ignore it, the more interest builds up.
99% of people compromise on the mission. They sacrifice what’s really important believing that it’s worth it.
Like giving up your dreams because you believe it’s the only way to be a great parent.
Or sacrificing the relationships that are really important to you for the “greater good” to get ahead in your career.
But you know what? It’s never worth it. These types of sacrifices only end up causing regret.
The problem is that most people believe they don’t have a choice. But they do. You have a choice. That’s why we believe in Compromising the Method, Not the Mission.
There’s always a way. You can always change how you do things, instead of giving up on doing it. But to be able to have the choice, you need the right skills and the right mindset.
3. A Progress Mindset
First, you have to liberate yourself from winning or losing. It’s because we’re so afraid of loss that we never give ourselves the opportunity for true growth.
A progress mindset doesn’t care about “success” or “failure”. It only cares about progress. As long as you can produce growth and improvement, you’ve succeeded.
As long as you can produce growth and improvement, you’re succeeding. As long as you’re making progress each and every time… eventually you will win.
Imagine applying this way of thinking to different aspects of your life!
4. Self-Control Systems
Just having a progress mindset alone isn’t enough. You can’t just think it! You have to be able to take consistent action.
Consistent means regular, long term, quality actions.
But that takes a lot of willpower and energy. And if there’s one thing over a decade of research and experience has taught us is that…
Relying on pure willpower doesn’t cut it in the long term.
You have to be able to take action effortlessly. You have to be able to do it on autopilot.
And that’s where Self Control Systems come in. These are systems that enable you to program your regular thought patterns and routines in life. So that taking actions towards your life missions becomes something you do unconsciously… as effortlessly as watching tv.
Do you want to know what the real difference between top performers and everyone else is? It’s this. Top performers make their success integrated into their life systematically.
5. Life Multipliers
Last but not least, we have Life Multipliers – the core life skills that give you leverage.
Instead of specific traditional skills, we all need life multipliers. Why? Because to truly live a full life you can’t think and act like the average person.
There will never be enough time and energy to go around. You’re already pulled in a thousand different directions and get bombarded by hundreds of different distractions each day.
Life Multipliers are the secret to make you become superhuman (to the average person).
Because they are core skills that can give you huge gains in multiple aspects of your life at the same time. They are like foundational skills that life your confidence, ability and effectiveness to a whole new level.
Learn more from the book The Full Life Framework (The Essential Guide) written by Lifehack’s founder and CEO, Leon Ho.
How to Live a Full Life with the Full Life Framework
So, how to live a fulfilling life and live up to your full potential?
With Lifehack’s Fulfilling Life Framework.
All of the education and training at Lifehack is about teaching you Life Multipliers through our Core Life Skills. These are the key skills we’ve identified over a decade of research and experience that are absolutely essential to invest in.
You can take your first steps with us by jumping straight into action.
Step 1: Empower Yourself
Self Empowerment is the ability to cultivate sustainable motivation and to have confidence about what one wishes to achieve.
With strong Self Empowerment, you’re crystal clear about your purpose and have the ability to motivate yourself on demand, with concrete plans of action, in a timely manner, all while maintaining a positive work-life-harmony.
This skill also impacts attitude towards challenges or problems. If you have this skill, you will stay positive and motivated about stepping out of your comfort zone or when facing challenges in life.
Step 2: Get Focused
Smart focus is the skill behind managing your energy and time in harmony. It is the art of getting the best of both worlds — being effective in both time and energy at the same time.
A master of smart focus is able to increasingly do a lot more by doing less overall. With such skill, you know how to work smart and take control over your own time.
Learn more about how to increase focus.
Step 3: Upgrade Your Mind
Learning & Adaptability is the skill where you can master any knowledge or skill quickly. With the right mindsets and toolkit to respond to change swiftly, you will never stop making progress in life.
Instead of resisting change on instinct like most others, this skill helps you to embrace changes and incorporate them quickly in your life.
Step 4: Master Self-Control
Self-Control is the ability to consistently set clear goals and have plans set out for themselves. With Self-Control, you’re capable of following through with your plans with no problems or hesitations. On a motivation standpoint, you won’t even run into problems.
Self-Control boils down to discipline and determination to achieve anything. This skill allows you to recognize that success and growth doesn’t come overnight. Consistency will become your policy and so long as you stick to it, you’ll grow in any area in life with this sort of model.
To live a full life and truly live up to your potential, you’ll need to make the best use of The Full Life Framework. At Lifehack, we have a course dedicated to people just like you who aspire to live life to the fullest. You’ll learn how to distill what’s really important, take the reigns, have the confidence to stop doubting yourself, how to live a fulfilling life and decide to pursue your BEST LIFE.