An Examined Life - Create A Life Worth Living!

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“An unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

Examining our lives is how we discover the road to complete satisfaction. This program is designed around the idea that examining your life is critical to satisfaction, and upon completion you will enjoy all seven levels of life satisfaction!

Life Satisfaction

Satisfaction and happiness are not the same thing, but the good news is when you have satisfaction, you have a more profound feeling than if you had happiness. Satisfaction is lasting while happiness can be fleeting.

So, what life satisfaction and how is it different from happiness?

Happiness is an immediate, in-the-moment experience, whereas life satisfaction is happiness that exists when we think about our lives as a whole, looking at the big picture.

Life satisfaction is not based on research, but rather your cognitive judgements of elements YOU consider to be valuable – ergo, you determine your satisfaction, whereas happiness is generally a more external feeling.

Based on the research ‘The Study of Life Satisfaction’, quality of life is associated with living conditions, such as food, health, shelter, and so forth. By contrast, life satisfaction is defined as a state of emotion, like happiness or sadness.

In general, whatever level of satisfaction you are feeling, you can define and maximize your level of wellbeing if you choose which elements you want to engage in to flourish.

Contributors to Life Satisfaction

The sources of life satisfaction are not completely understood yet, but what is known, is that they are a complex combination of:

  • Environmental Factors: Learn how you can use external features to help you determine your satisfaction, i.e. where should I live?
  • Behavioral Factors: Learn specific action steps for success, including routines and mantras
  • Capabilities: Use mental maps, plans, and strategies for success; these cognitive processes allow you to change how you think
  • Beliefs: These are the foundations of your action plan and your capabilities; think of this as your world view
  • Purpose: Know who you are and why you are here – this is your mission
  • Spirituality: Have a connection with a larger system of beliefs, this could be something religious or something more ephemeral and personal
  • Ikigai: In Buddhism is this thought more of as the Dharma. This is the intersection of what you are good at, jobs you can work in, and the causes you wish to fight for

Most people spend their lives at the first three levels, and unless you access the other four levels, you will have an unfulfilled life. In this program, you’ll learn about each level and live a life of purpose and passion.

Can You Feel More Satisfied with Your Life?

Yes. If you are not as satisfied with your life as you would like to be, you can do things to change this. Things such as having friends, goals, and a life story are shown to increase one’s life satisfaction. You can look more in depth at these here, along with a couple of other ways to feel more satisfied with your life.

The Importance of Reflecting on Yourself

Scrutinizing one’s actions and reflecting is an important aspect of life, as it comes with the knowledge that every one of us is living in his very own world, a subjective reality, that is filtered by our (often biased) awareness filters within our minds. Reflecting allows us to recognize these biased mindsets, discover the truth and allows us to spot misbehavior or mistakes we committed.

The Importance of Reflecting

You might be wondering why it is important to reflect on your experiences. Here are four main reasons:

  • Learn from Your Experiences: Reflect on your past and analyze your strengths, weaknesses, and behaviors and make the adjustments to get the most out of your future
  • Help Others: Use your self-reflection to help make others better, think of it the way team sports work – teammates reflect on performance and share with each other the best way forward
  • Celebrate Success: Acknowledge the things that you’ve done well and use them as touchstones to improve
  • Gain New Perspective and Relax: Take a deep breath and relax and reflect on what is going well. Improve your life by viewing it from a different angle

This program is designed to provide you with the tools for total reflection on your life now and in the future. You will have access to some of the most powerful techniques to create ah-ha’s in every area of your life.

Get the satisfaction you deserve by enrolling in the course today!

Who this course is for:

  • This course is best suited for individuals older than 25. There is no adult material, but the older you are the more life experience you can draw from.

Expected Outcomes

  1. By the end of this program you will have the tools, resources and techniques to create a happy, abundant and successful life. Requirements It is suggested, but not mandatory, that before taking this program you have already completed "Develop the Mental Strength of a Warrior." Description “An unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates Examining our lives is how we discover the road to complete satisfaction. This program is designed around the idea that examining your life is critical to satisfaction, and upon completion you will enjoy all seven levels of life satisfaction! Life Satisfaction Satisfaction and happiness are not the same thing, but the good news is when you have satisfaction, you have a more profound feeling than if you had happiness. Satisfaction is lasting while happiness can be fleeting. So, what life satisfaction and how is it different from happiness? Happiness is an immediate, in-the-moment experience, whereas life satisfaction is happiness that exists when we think about our lives as a whole, looking at the big picture. Life satisfaction is not based on research, but rather your cognitive judgements of elements YOU consider to be valuable – ergo, you determine your satisfaction, whereas happiness is generally a more external feeling. Based on the research ‘The Study of Life Satisfaction’, quality of life is associated with living conditions, such as food, health, shelter, and so forth. By contrast, life satisfaction is defined as a state of emotion, like happiness or sadness. In general, whatever level of satisfaction you are feeling, you can define and maximize your level of wellbeing if you choose which elements you want to engage in to flourish. Contributors to Life Satisfaction The sources of life satisfaction are not completely understood yet, but what is known, is that they are a complex combination of: Environmental Factors: Learn how you can use external features to help you determine your satisfaction, i.e. where should I live? Behavioral Factors: Learn specific action steps for success, including routines and mantras Capabilities: Use mental maps, plans, and strategies for success; these cognitive processes allow you to change how you think Beliefs: These are the foundations of your action plan and your capabilities; think of this as your world view Purpose: Know who you are and why you are here – this is your mission Spirituality: Have a connection with a larger system of beliefs, this could be something religious or something more ephemeral and personal Ikigai: In Buddhism is this thought more of as the Dharma. This is the intersection of what you are good at, jobs you can work in, and the causes you wish to fight for Most people spend their lives at the first three levels, and unless you access the other four levels, you will have an unfulfilled life. In this program, you’ll learn about each level and live a life of purpose and passion. Can You Feel More Satisfied with Your Life? Yes. If you are not as satisfied with your life as you would like to be, you can do things to change this. Things such as having friends, goals, and a life story are shown to increase one’s life satisfaction. You can look more in depth at these here, along with a couple of other ways to feel more satisfied with your life. The Importance of Reflecting on Yourself Scrutinizing one’s actions and reflecting is an important aspect of life, as it comes with the knowledge that every one of us is living in his very own world, a subjective reality, that is filtered by our (often biased) awareness filters within our minds. Reflecting allows us to recognize these biased mindsets, discover the truth and allows us to spot misbehavior or mistakes we committed. The Importance of Reflecting You might be wondering why it is important to reflect on your experiences. Here are four main reasons: Learn from Your Experiences: Reflect on your past and analyze your strengths, weaknesses, and behaviors and make the adjustments to get the most out of your future Help Others: Use your self-reflection to help make others better, think of it the way team sports work – teammates reflect on performance and share with each other the best way forward Celebrate Success: Acknowledge the things that you’ve done well and use them as touchstones to improve Gain New Perspective and Relax: Take a deep breath and relax and reflect on what is going well. Improve your life by viewing it from a different angle This program is designed to provide you with the tools for total reflection on your life now and in the future. You will have access to some of the most powerful techniques to create ah-ha’s in every area of your life. Get the satisfaction you deserve by enrolling in the course today! Who this course is for: This course is best suited for individuals older than 25. There is no adult material, but the older you are the more life experience you can draw from. Show more Show less Course content 4 sections • 55 lectures • 3h 37m total length Expand all sections Introduction 1 lecture • 2min Introduction Preview 01:30 Part 1 - The Foundation 7 lectures • 48min The Foundation Preview 00:17 Introduction to the Mental Strength Principles of Success Preview 00:31 Mental Strength Principles For Success Preview 15:53 Introduction to Victim No More 00:30 Victim No More 15:04 Introduction to The Complacent Zone 00:40 The Complacent Zone 14:53 Part 2 - An Examined Life 42 lectures • 2hr 28min Overview of the An Examined Life Section Preview 00:20 Introduction to the Vision Lecture 01:28 Your Vision 07:12 Vision Exercises 07:55 Introduction to Mission Lecture 00:59 Your Mission 10:37 Mission Exercises - Part 1 08:49 Mission Exercises - Part 2 03:18 Introduction to Values 00:58 Your Values 03:51 Values Exercises Part 1 02:40 Values Exercises Part 2 02:27 Values Exercises Part 3 01:22 Values Exercises Part 4 04:09 Values resources 00:50 Introduction to Beliefs 00:52 Your Beliefs 11:13 Beliefs Exercises Part 1 05:07 Belief Exercises Part 2 03:13 Belief Exercises Part 3 02:34 Belief Resources 01:35 Introduction to Capabilities 00:52 Your Capabilities - Part 1 01:48 Your Capabilities Part 2 01:42 Your Capabilities Part 3 01:37 Your Capabilities Part 4 01:34 Your Capabilities Part 5 01:03 Your Capabilities Part 6 01:30 Capabilities Exercise - SWOT 03:11 Capabilities Exercise - Transferable Skills 01:36 Capabilities - Mental Strength Resources 04:19 Introduction to Behaviors 00:54 Your Behaviors Part 1 05:14 Your Behaviors Part 2 05:04 Behaviors Exercises - Intro 02:07 Behavior Exercises - Top 10 Behaviors 04:51 Behavior Exercises Wrap-up 05:06 Introduction to Environment 00:59 Your Environment 06:14 Environment Exercises - People 05:23 Environment Exercises - Places 05:35 Environment Exercises - Fen Shui 05:48 Part 3 - Your Ikigai 5 lectures • 20min Your Ikigai 04:41 Finding Your Ikigai Part 1 07:33 Finding Your Ikigai Part 2 05:01 Finding Your Ikigai Part 3 01:48 An Examined Life Wrap Up 01:04 Instructor Gregg Swanson Warrior Mind Coach 4.5 Instructor Rating 378 Reviews 2,347 Students 5 Courses Meet Gregg Swanson Gregg Swanson is a leading mental, physical, emotional and spiritual strength expert. Gregg specializes in driven individuals including, executives, business owners, solopreneurs, health and fitness experts and sales professionals. Gregg has developed a unique and powerful approach to his mental strength training by aligning a person’s body, mind and spirit so that they can live a life of power, purpose and passion. He has authored several books and over 500 articles on the subjects of self-mastery, human potential and peak performance. When faced with a challenging decision Gregg’s job is to ask: “Are you prepared to make a choice?” “Once the choice is made, are you courageous enough to start?” “Will you commit to finishing what you start?” Throughout his life, Gregg has studied and been exposed to a wide diversity of teachings and teachers – from his business education at university and the schools of the corporate world, to extreme sports, martial arts, mountaineering and rock climbing, to the ancient teachings of the Mystery Schools. Armed with this comprehensive and diverse background in personal development, along with his successful experience in sales, extreme sports and mental training, Gregg boasts a unique and powerful ability to blend the physical conditioning, mental strength, emotional mastery and spiritual development into a usable and easy-to-access process for achieving peak personal performance in life and business. The defining moment in Gregg’s life came in June of 1998 when he survived a horrific avalanche while descending from the top of Mt. Rainier. It was then that he understood the true power of mind strength and aligning the body, mind and spirit. Gregg owns Warrior Mind Coaching. His high quality, high content and high energy programs are thoroughly researched and delivered in a unique, powerful and straight forward manner. Education and Certifications Include: BS in Business & Management Professional Personal Coach Mental Skills Coach Life Strategies Coach Lifestyle Fitness Coach Personal Fitness Trainer Combine 360 Certified Trainer MMA Strength and Conditioning Coach Clinical Hypnotherapist Sports Hypnotist NLP Practitioner Time Empowerment™ Practitioner Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? 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