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3. Simple Rules & the Virtuous Feedback Cycle

Having established your strengths and emotional wellbeing, we arrive at the most important stage - establishing how the two interact to form the simple rules you use to make decisions. This is where self-awareness arises and you take action. You understand yourself, you can repurpose and rewrite your rules, and make decisions likely to bring about the positive outcomes you seek. The Virtuous Feedback Cycle begins.

Decision-making and goal-setting

7. Uncover simple rules
  • VIA Strengths Questionairre
  • Wheel of Life tool
  • Creating simple rules to make decisions and give you control over your life.
  • You now understand your simple rules and can use them with your strengths
  • You have a "cognitive map" of your strengths and rules

You have
"written your rule-book"

8. Taking action
  • Establish which strengths to focus on.
  • Choose which area(s) of your life (using the Wheel of Life tool) you want to focus on.
  • Action plan built around lowest score life satisfaction, highest scoring strengths

Initiating the Virtuous Feedback Cycle

& periodically reassess
  • Studies show using your top 5 strengths increases positive emotions for up to 3 months
  • Re-take non-strengths tests
  • Compare goals set with goals achieved
  • Adapt rules as necessary
  • Establish steps to stay on track
  • Ensure your personal development continues

Ensuring continuation of the
Virtuous Feedback Cycle