The wheel of life is a fantastic way to see where you are standing at this moment of time in your life. It will pinpoint the areas that need addressing and show key pointers of what you want or need to change. For example, it could be your career, your social life, bad health habits or your finances. There are so many ways you can use the wheel, so let’s give it a spin and get started!

Play the Wheel!



If this is the first time you have seen a wheel of life, you will notice it is shaped into segments or pie slices and labelled, with each label representing a part of your life. You decide what the segments are going to be for you. Use the scale of 1 – 10 to score how happy you are with that part of your life at the moment with 10 being excellent and 1 being very unhappy.

Once you have all your scores, ask yourself the following 12 questions for each segment and make a note of your answers on the wheel.


  • Have you ever reached a higher score than the one you have recorded?
  •  When you reached a higher score what was the difference in your life at that time?
  •  When you were higher up the scale what was happening in your life then?
  •  Has your score ever been lower than the number you have recorded?
  •  What action did you take to move up the scale?
  •  What has been your learning when you were previously lower on the scale?
  •  What is the number on the scale you want to reach?
  •  What plans have you put in place to move further up the scale?
  • Should you achieve reaching the number you want, what will be happening that will tell you, you have accomplished it?
  •  By this time next week, what would need to happen for you to reach one point further up the scale?
  •  Is there anything holding you back from moving up the scale?
  •  What actions can you take to overcome any obstacles standing in the way that is preventing you from moving up the scale, and how are you going to prepare for this?

Setting your Goals

Your answers on the wheel will show where you need to improve areas of your life that you are unhappy with and setting a SMART goal can help you to do this.  For an example of setting a SMART goal click here.


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