‘Life strategies’ is an educational program introduced by Dr Phillip C. McGraw, an American psychologist, writer and most importantly a television personality known for hosting a famous show ‘Dr Phil’. The ‘Life strategies’ program is for those who are capable of accomplishing much more as compared to what they already have. These are people who are stuck at a certain point in life with a hope that they can change. Many of them are badly pampered by their comfort zones to such an extent that it becomes really difficult for them to face the real life challenges; hence emotional instability hinders their progress.
Like a tour guide who assists in providing the best information, in the same way this program will guide you through all important aspects of your life, helping you figure out your current life status and what else can be done to make it work better. It is a result based program and the measurement scale is the change in your life. Admitting the fact, it’s not working for me is overlooked quite often in our lives and hence we miss the opportunity to look for the alternatives. What you should do is choose the right strategy and play the game, but be sure that you play by the rules. This is how you will become the real life winner.
Following are the life laws with the one liner strategy explainer adopted from Dr phil’s online blog:
Life Law #1: You either get it, or you don’t.
Strategy: Become one of those who gets it.
Life Law #2: You create your own experience.
Strategy: Acknowledge and accept accountability for your life.
Life Law #3: People do what works.
Strategy: Identify the payoffs that drive your behavior and that of others.
Life Law #4: You cannot change what you do not acknowledge.
Strategy: Get real with yourself about your life and everybody in it.
Life Law #5: Life rewards action.
Strategy: Make careful decisions and then pull the trigger.
Life Law #6: There is no reality; only perception.
Strategy: Identify the filters through which you view the world.
Life Law #7: Life is managed; it is not cured.
Strategy: Learn to take charge of your life.
Life Law #8: We teach people how to treat us.
Strategy: Own, rather than complain about, how people treat you.
Life Law #9: There is power in forgiveness.
Strategy: Open your eyes to what anger and resentment are doing to you.
Life Law #10: You have to name it before you can claim it.
Strategy: Get clear about what you want and take your turn.