Throughout the Arena of Life, scores are numerical reference points that symbolize stages of your development and represent the target for your vision. In the resources we will explore the different types of scores showcased, what their values are and how to gain insight from contemplation and evaluation.
The Arena of life scoring method allows you to numerically track your progress on the way to achieving your aspirations. It allows you to set your current performance (initial score) out of 10 in each arena and also identify where you want it to be (target score).
Each circle on the 'Score' view showcases three unique scores - from left to right:
Initial Score - Current Score - Target Score
At the Arena and Intention Level - the Current score is created from the underlying scores given at the Initiative level and then rolled up into averages. The function of this score remains the same and indicates your position between your initial score and your target score, on average.
At the Initiative Level - every time you reflect and update your current score you accurately assess your position in relation to both your initial score - how far you’ve come - and your target score - how far you’ve got to go.
Current scores will most likely fluctuate as progress is not linear and its more about being honest with yourself about how you’re doing.
Along the way you will pass various hurdles and benchmarks and at each number new things will be asked from you both internally and externally.
Reflecting on your scores also provides a means for you to prioritize your focus based on what stands out, as well as what is relevant and important to you at a particular point in time.
To reach your final destination and target score in 60 seconds is not the goal. The goal is to achieve a new state and experience where you feel you’ve embodied what this achievement and experience is for you.
As you Reflect on your current position really celebrate your progress to energize your quest and maintain consistent progress toward your target.
A target score is a numerical representation of your vision and creates a mechanism for you to track your progress. Once you've chosen an Arena to focus on, contemplate and visualize what you want to experience and then set a score that reflects your internal vision for where you feel you want to be in this arena of your life.
In choosing a target score consider how important this is to you, where it fits into your priorities and what energy expenditure will be required to achieve it in the next 1, 3, 6 months. As yourself: "What score reflects my vision and the time and energy I have to achieve it?"
For All Levels - When giving a circle at any level a target score contemplate what is within range for you within the context and time frame you’ve set out for this goal.
Not all targets are the same or need to be 10s. Some things may have a higher value for you or need more of your attention right now. The target score can help you to prioritize what needs the most attention and what can’t be neglected for your overall success.
Target scores can change if you feel that after some time it seems unreachable. As you go you may find smaller increments work better or maybe you like lofty goals. The key is to tap into what motivates you and use the application to support your thought process and advancement.
Set an Initial Score once you've named your Arena and have a vision and target for what you want to achieve.
For All Levels - when you give a circle at any level an initial score contemplate where you are now. The initial score sets your starting point for the journey you want to take to your target score.
Understanding your initial position is an important step. It helps you honor and recognize where you are now and also tune more specifically into what is between you and your goal in the present. This type of contemplation can help you identify what the gaps are and more precisely identify the areas you want to shift; leading to more focused intentions and initiatives.
An example of a gap could be, in the Arena of 'Fitness' you may feel your current score is a 3, but you want to be at an 8. In acknowledging that you are at a 3 you can see that you do have a certain amount of strength in say, your arms, and can be proud of that, and at the same time, want to significantly increase strength in other areas to get it to an overall 8.
A well-formed initial score will help you to see the things you are currently dissatisfied with and want to change. This knowing can provide motivation for reaching your target score.
It may be helpful to ask yourself, "Where am I now in relationship to this vision?"