The Four ‘P’s

A little while ago I did a post on the Life Mastery Wheel.

Since then I have done some rethinking of this concept and refined it down to what I call the four Ps, which are:

  • Purpose
  • Perspective
  • Programming
  • Persistence

All of these would still be on the foundation of laughter, joy, and social support, and would grow out of that.

The reason I changed it is because of the alliteration, which allows for a better mnemonic device.  Here is a brief overview of what each ‘P’ represents.


Grows naturally out of happiness, since I have always believed that one of the keys to happiness is knowing and loving yourself as well as knowing and living your purpose. Knowing yourself also includes uncovering your core values and beliefs, which are closely related to purpose.


This encompasses the life mastery steps of Story and Choice.  Perspective is how we see the world.  It grows out of purpose because it stems from our beliefs, which was one of the elements we started uncovering there.  This looks at those things even deeper and how to rewrite our story, and be aware of our choices so that we are living our lives our way, so we are the ones in control.


Once you are in control of your life, you can start to see where it is not working so well, what behaviours and habits work and what ones don’t.  Programming is the process of changing our behaviours to ones that are positive and beneficial and will help to get us to where we want to be in life.


Once you have yourself programmed for success, persistence should come easily, but it is a step none-the-less.  It is the implementing of the Small Steps and continuously working toward Mastery that keeps us on track and guarantees that we will get to where we want to be in life.

One of the key elements that I think lives in ALL of these steps is awareness. In fact, I think if there is an ultimate first step it is to become AWARE of ourselves and use that awareness to start building joy, then purpose, then perspective, and so on. It occurs to me that I don’t think I’ve done a post on the basics of awareness. I’ll have to write that up soon.

So the four ‘P’s represent the same process as the life mastery wheel, but does it in a more compact and easy to remember formula.

I hope you readers out there are able to see the power (hey another ‘P’) in following these steps in your own life.  It may not always be easy.  I know it took me the better part of two years to find my true purpose, but I guarantee you that the results are worth the work.

And remember it’s all built on a foundation of laughter and joy, so it helps if you …

Keep laughing.

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