How To Level Up Your Life

How To Level Up Your Life by Charles Sledge

Turns out you can actually learn something useful from video games. Different people live at different levels of life, I don’t think anyone would dispute that. The rich live at a different level than the poor, alphas live at different levels than betas, and so on and so forth. Most people know this. But what most people do not know or at least fail to acknowledge is that a person can go from one of the bottom levels to the top. Humans are dynamic creatures capable of immense change and growth. Granted that they are willing to put in the time and work.

One can go from dud to stud, from loser to winner, from poor to rich, and so on and so forth. Most are comfortable where they are at. There is even a sick comfort in misery.¬†However there are others that wish for more. My guess is that if you are reading this site you want more out of life. Not just more but the most. While everyone has the power to “level up” and rise most will not do it. The majority will not do it because they are lazy and weak. However there are also those who want to do it but don’t simply because they don’t know how. This article is for that group.

Knowledge And Life

You’ve probably heard that knowledge is power. And you’ve probably also heard that knowledge isn’t power only potential power. By taking action you make it power. It doesn’t matter as long as you get that knowledge has a relation to power and the quality of your life. In the Bible there is a story of a king who God said he would grant anything too. This man could have had money, power, women, etc. but this king, King Solomon choose wisdom. Because of this choice he was given all the things prior.

Why? Because with wisdom he was able to achieve everything else. Knowledge is power. Regardless if it’s power or potential power the acquirement of it grants you more. A man could take action every day and he would no doubt get farther than the average person, but since when is comparing yourself to the average person admirable? Or even wise? Never. That is if you want to achieve greatness.

Level Up Your Life Through Knowledge

It is knowledge that gives you the power you need. Don’t get me wrong go and fight everyday. Take action like a mad man. But without the power source of knowledge it will all be for nothing. You won’t get far and you’ll burn yourself out. As you ascend through the levels it will take more and more knowledge and specialization to get the one above it.

To go from someone who knows nothing about fighting to someone who has a decent grasp and can defend himself against the average thug can be done in half a years time under the right teacher. However to go from that to the top boxer in the world requires more and more knowledge and practice. Like in a video game. To ascend to the first level doesn’t take much time but it grows harder and harder as time goes on.

What Separates The Level 100 From The Level 1

This is an completely arbitrary rating but it’ll help make sense of the concept I’m trying to explain. Lets say that the average person lives at level 5. The average person could read these books and then end up at level 10 easily. They could double their development and where they’d end up in life on those few books alone. At first it doesn’t take much to get the ball rolling and see success and change.

However to go from level 10 to level 20 is going to take even more effort. And then to go from level 20 to 40 even more. You get the point. However these early stages are key and here’s why. I didn’t start reading seriously until one of my last years of college. The reason I started reading so much was because I read a book (I can’t remember what) and it had a huge impact on my life. And I thought “Shit if one book can do this, doesn’t it make sense to make reading a dedicated part of my life?” or something like that. So I did and while I’ll probably never get life changing advice from any one book because of the breadth of my knowledge and experience it’s still worth it.


I don’t “level up” nearly as fast as I used to but that’s just fine. It means I’m growing, maturing, and learning. I’m becoming more than I was yesterday. I still see drastic changes from year to year and that’s what keeps me going. I know no one book or course is going to be life changing because of what I know. Here is how you level up your life attain knowledge and take action on it and listen to King Solomon “The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly”.

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-Charles Sledge

Charles Sledge

  • Seth Rose

    Cheers to 2017! Way to start it off right with fire.

  • I really like the “view life as a game” analogy. Leveling up, getting better gear (suits, cars, house) etc. makes life quite interesting and more fun. Maybe that’s just my nerd side coming out haha

  • Fezero

    I read this article a few days ago and it resonated with me. I recently adopted this mindset of: “life as a video game,” and found that it works wonders for my state of mind.

    I am daily reader of your blog and a few other blogs centered around the manosphere, (Return of Kings, The New Modern Man, etc.) This post in particular has compelled me to sign up and comment–something I never do; the necessity to express my delight is too great for me to neglect.

    Excellent post, Charles. The more I read of your work, the more I draw similarities between your outlook of the world and my own. Cheers to all the men out there who share the same insights and take the time to study the world that we live in for the benefit of our understanding. Reality truly is a state of mind. Growing up with video games all my life has deprived me of ‘authentic’ experience, and now, after quitting games for over a year, this particular mentality is wonderful in applying the virtual experience to the tangible one–life.

    Out of curiosity, are you familiar with the Myers-Briggs personality test? I’d be interested in knowing what you classify as if you’d be willing to share.


    Thank you again for your quality content. Keep up the good work.

    • Thank you very much for the comment Fezero! And I don’t put much stock in those tests to be honest I also feel they can be limiting such as the stupid introvert/extrovert thing but the times I have taken it I always end up with either ENTP or ENTJ.

      • Fezero

        I am an INTJ. I guessed correctly in assuming that you would share ‘NT’ with me, which basically translates to: intuitive thinker. I agree that the tests should not be used as a definitive on personality traits and behavior, though it is a fun and interesting area of research to delve into. Thank you for sharing your results with me.

  • H8TheWayLifeIs

    one thing I’ve heard many times before, i’m sure you could probably understand and agree with a lot of it, is that “men grow, women not really”, or just men were meant to grow in life, while women kinda stay the same or remain infantile mentally

    • Women can grow, change, and mature. It’s different from men and the requirements for growth aren’t nearly the same but it’s still there in some shape.