An Inventory of Attitudes, Motivations, and Beliefs

Life101 is a self-assessment of the processes you employ when deciding your actions for the normal day-by-day experiences of your life. Those decisions are often made casually even though they can have a profound effect on your future. Life101 asks you to respond to a variety of circumstances designed to raise your awareness with regard to the long-range effects of your attitudes, motivations, and beliefs.

You cannot provide a right-or-wrong response to a Life101 item. You are just “telling it as it is.” You are forming a candid picture of where you are and where you are headed in your life. The results of Life101 offer you choices on how to proceed. The difference will be that you will know when you make choices the likely outcomes on your immediate and far-off future.

Scales of Life101

There are nine Life101 scales focusing on the effects of attitudes, motivations, and beliefs upon long-range success.

  • Adapting to Change
    We live in an age of constant change and need to find ways of adapting to them. Some changes will be considered helpful; others hurtful. Change, itself, is unavoidable. Coping with change is a necessity.
  • Clearly Communicating
    Skills at communicating with others have made us the dominant species on the planet Earth. The basic skills remain the ability of people, often in pairs, to speak and listen to each other. Shared information is the basis for learning.
  • Displaying Grit
    A willingness to stick with a task until it is completed satisfactorily is an essential quality for success in life. Displaying Grit, or persistence, is exhibited by an individual who displays a willingness to apply whatever energy is necessary to overcome the barriers to completing a task.
  • Committing to Lifelong Learning
    Our identies are closely connected with a constant search to learn. That search permeates our daily lives. It is not limited to schooling. It is not limited to work. Learning is something to be practiced each day.
  • Developing a Growth Mindset
    We are “what we can dream we are” is the basis for a Developing a Growth Mindset. An individual who considers new challenges to be doable rather than questionable or doubtful has a Developing a Growth Mindset. Somebody who has failed in past endeavors may feel limited by those memories. A Developing a Growth Mindset suggests those memories are now only barriers to success and can be overcome.
  • Solving Problems
    Problems are common happenings in our lives. All of us encounter problems when unforseen happenings interfere with our progress. Some like the challenges of problem-solving and even go out of their way to seek problems. Others try to avoid problems and approach those that appear in their lives with timerity. All see problem-solving as necessary to future success.
  • Emphasizing Quality
    Quality is directly associated to excellence. A quality performance is considered an excellent one. At the same time, quality is in the eye of the beholder. When an individual normally produces a quality outcome, there is an expectation that it will lead to a successful life. Attention to detail is vital in producing quality work, as is the desire to go beyond stated or implied requirements.
  • Taking Responsibility
    It is a social expectation that each of us will be responsible in meeting our obligations to others. Sometimes there are legal obligations to be met, but more often those obligations are personal. In either case, having a reputation for meeting obligations paves a pathway to future success.
  • Working in Teams
    Many tasks in our lives can be completed without any input from others. However there are endeavors that require a combination of expertise, experience, and/or skills not possessed by a single person; such endeavors are attempted by teams (groups of individuals). The success of a team depends on each member being willing and able to join in a common purpose.