Activity 1 - Reasons Why Becoming More Self-Directed Is Important to You

Friday, 30 September 2011 03:45

Maurice Gibbons (c) 2008 Personal Power Press International

Which of these reasons best describes how becoming more self-directed will make your life better—it’s always good to start out new activities with good reasons behind you! Check off the items that speak for you.

I’m looking forward to…

1. Figuring out what my strengths are and how to use them effectively.

2. Learning how to select a field of interest and become informed about it.

3. Finding my way to the self-help section of the bookstore (really?).

4. Developing my ability to generate new ideas.

5. Becoming skilled at setting goals for myself.

6. Knowing how to lay out plans for getting my jobs done.

7. Finding my voice among all of the other voices telling me what to do.

8. Learning how to tell which end of anything—or anyone—is up (well?).

9. Knowing how to cope with problems I run into while trying to get my work done.

10. Finding out how to energize and motivate myself to become highly productive.

11 Finding out how I can learn anything faster and more effectively.

12. Learning how I can keep developing every day by living a productive life-style.

13. Finding out my own special ways of learning anything well.

14. Developing the attitudes of success.

15. Finding a deeper, richer feeling of enjoyment and fulfillment in my life.

16. Learning how to master skills that I want or need to develop.

17. Taking charge of myself and my life.

18. Learning how to organize time, resources, effort and contacts effectively

19. Developing the subtle skills of the wildfire lover (activity #73, so hang in there).

20. For my personal reason, which is…

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What Do I Do With My Results?

As you glance back, what do you see as your main interest in becoming more self-directed?

If you will This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it that statement of interest to me, I will use it to guide me as I design future activities.

Will you also let me know which of these you prefer: A. Keep a little fun in the units, or B. Cut the wisecracks and stick with business. Finally, your suggestions for making this program better are welcomed at any time. Thanks.

Notice that you have already started self-directed activities. You made your own choices. And that’s just the beginning.

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