On A Scale Of 1-10

Cat's In A Cradle?
Cat's In A Cradle?

How do you measure success?

How often do you measure it?

Do you have a consistent method?

Does it even matter?

What do you do if you are doing poorly, or, really well?

How do you avoid giving up, or, getting complacent?

These are things we all need to figure out.

So last night I asked our son, On a scale of one to ten, how much do you think I love you?

His answer really surprised me.

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. Are you leaving us hanging on purpose?

    “We’ll be back after these messages.”

    Looking forward to the answer and the story behind it.

  2. This post prompted me to ask my 9 year old granddaughter the same thing. After a short explanation of the scale of 1 being low and 10 being high, I asked her the same question? Fearing a 7 but hoping for a 10, she smiled and said, “100”. My heart exploded and we did a high 5. Then she said to me, “That was easy grandma”. What a great question, thanks for the idea. Everyone should try this.

  3. Donna, congratulations on your great score. A remarkable score actually.

    It is a great question. One I think all adults should consciously work hard to score amazingly well.

  4. It’s not really a score it is? 10 is the same as a million. It was a fun exercise through the eyes of a child.

  5. You’re right Donna. The score is irrelevant. What matters is that we do things as adults that would merit an enthusiastic response, no matter the score.

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