Why Self-Assessment Helps You Love Your Life

Why Self-Assessment Helps You Love Your Life

On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being extraordinary), how much do you LOVE your life right now?

If it’s less than 10 (which it usually is for most humans), take a moment & share that rating in the comments below!  

And you know what?

If you have a rating less than 10 it means that YOU are in need of self-rescue!


Because at the end of the day, the person responsible for filling in what’s missing in your life is YOU, my friend. :)

In fact, the self-assessment question above is one I’ve used hundreds of times over with both myself & my clients over the years & is something I’ve found to be a simple yet POWERFUL self-assessment tool.

In fact, I can usually figure out for myself or others what’s missing in their life along with an action they can take to fill in what’s missing in 10 minutes or less by asking this powerful question, which comes in pretty handy when I need to coach myself or someone else into greatness.

Think about it…

Assessing where you are now helps you identify what’s missing, which helps you identify what you REALLY want, which then motivates you into action to fix & correct what’s not working & also helps to create what you really desire!

At the end of the day, regular self-assessment that measures your current level of happiness in any given moment is exactly what will help you learn how to love your life. :)

How do I know?

Because honestly, this simple yet powerful self-assessment tool has changed my personal life significantly over the years.

You see…

In my 20’s & 30’s I struggled with anger management issues, anxiety, depression & physical back pain so bad I almost had surgery for it. I was also 40 pounds overweight & operating from a mindset of lack, scarcity failure & victimhood, despite my financial success & 8 years of higher education that I had worked so hard for.

At that time of my life, I would’ve rated my life at a level 3 or 4 due to all the emotional, mental & physical health issues I was struggling with!

Fortunately, I started working with a mentor in my mid-30’s who taught everyone he worked with how to use this self-assessment question to transform their life so they could become their very own hero.

I loved the self-assessment question & the concept of becoming my very own hero, so on 10/5/2005 (I distinctly remember the exact moment & date!) I committed to taking back control & responsibility for my own life & started using this question regularly to measure my own life & progress along the way.

With repetition, grit, determination & perseverance I slowly began to fill in what was missing, correct what wasn’t working & create what I REALLY wanted & desired.

As a result of those efforts, I was able to heal the physical, mental & emotional health issues I was struggling with & I created a business & a life that now allows me to help others do the same.

I can say with certainty that this type of regular self-assessment GREATLY contributed to me being more responsible for my own happiness, more resilient in the face of obstacles & challenges, & more motivated to become my very own hero & create a life that I LOVE.

All of which, by the way, is vital to mastering the art of self-rescue!

Now, almost 20 years later I am happy say that I’ve been measuring my life pretty consistently at a level 9 for the past 2 years & although it still dips down from time to time due to challenges or experiences that arise, it’s a self-assessment question that I consistently come back to over & over again.

Not only that, but I created a self-care assessment tool that uses this self-assessment approach that can measure your happiness in 12 different areas of your life so you can narrow down your efforts & know exactly which area of your life to focus on FIRST since you can’t fix everything at once, am I right? :)

This self-care assessment will give you a snapshot of where you are now & will then become a road map for greatness that will motivates & inspires you into regular & consistent action to create what you REALLY desire.

So with this in mind, I have a question for you to consider…

Are you ready to love your life at a level 10?

If so, I invite you to do one or ALL of the following:

  1. Share your current happiness rating in the comments below so I can help you figure how to fill in what’s missing. :)
  2. Sign up for the complimentary self-care assessment tool that helps you measure your happiness in 12 areas of your life by typing “ASSESSMENT” in the comments below.
  3. Join me in the live training posts that I’ll be leading each Wednesday on this topic over the next 2 weeks in the Brave-Hearted Woman Self-Rescue Community by typing “TAG ME” in the comments below. I’ll be discussing in more detail how to use the self-assessment question from above in your own life so that you can become your own hero & learn how to love your life too!

I hope you found today’s topic helpful & that you’ll join me in the training & discussion over the next 2 weeks! :)

Here’s to you living a life of brave-hearted courage, authenticity & wholeness. ❤

Jess Bonasso, also known as The Self Care Goddess, is a Brave Life Catalyst & Self-Rescue Coach, Author & Keynote Speaker who has been teaching worn out working wonder women how to master the art of self-rescue since 2007.

After unraveling at a cellular level the self-sabotage from her corporate-climbing 20’s & business-building 30’s that led her into burnout, breakdown & a proverbial midlife crisis, she created The Brave-Hearted Way, a self-rescue compass & road map to brave-hearted courage, authenticity & wholeness that empowers worn out working wonder women to live, love, lead & work in a way that leads to happiness, health, wealth & wholeness.

In addition to being the creator of The Brave-Hearted Way & a published co-author of Speaking Your Truth: Courageous Stories from Inspiring Women (Vol.2), Jess is also an accredited practitioner of The Journey Method®, a highly effective form of cellular trauma release therapy that can unravel at a cellular level the core fears, limiting beliefs & unhealthy behaviors that cause us to sacrifice our soul, sanity or health.

Be sure to follow Jess on social media where you’ll receive daily inspiration & support on how to heal & fuel your life so you can embrace your greatness on FacebookTwitterYouTube, or LinkedIn! :)

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