1. What is the story you are telling yourself right now? What self-limiting beliefs within that story (like, “I’m not good with money” or “I’m not creative”)?
I am constantly telling myself that I’m not strong enough to do social work. I tell myself that there is a reason that I have not found the job of my dreams. I tell myself that I will fail.
2. Tony Robbins says we need to see life as it is—but not worse than it is. Can you describe your life realistically without emphasizing the negative?
I am having a hard time describing my life as it is while not focusing on the negative. Because I feel so much frustration in my career, I struggle with feeling as if I am not “good enough”to have a career the way that my social work friends are. Because I am feeling really stuck in where I am in my life, I feel as if I tend to focus on the negative, and how I am not where I want to be.
3. He says the only two choices we have are to lead an inspired life or a dead life. Which choice have you made so far? What’s one example from the past six months that exemplifies this choice?
In the past six months, as a result of life class, I have changed my life from dead to inspired. In july I chose to move to Australia for three months and then backpack South East Asia before returning home. This trip left me with such a buzzing high and I felt as if I could accomplish anything. Since watching Tony I have been able to maintain that sense of positive energy, however I am still not feeling fulfilled in my own life.
4. Write about a recent happy moment.
Today, I pushed myself to run the escarpment stairs by my house four times when I usually only run them twice.
I felt so proud of myself and so accomplished.
5. Tony Robbins has said, “I asked her about her joy, and she gave me her wound.” Looking at the above answer, did you describe something happy—or tinged with pain or dissatisfaction?
Wow. I answered with something happy, but I followed it up with my past disappointments. I had no idea that I did that.
6. He says people have six needs: love, certainty, adventure, significance, growth and contribution. Write down your two top needs from that list.
Love and significance.
7. Now describe what you’ve given up as a result of having those two needs as your priorities. For instance, if you chose certainty, which means you value control over things, have you limited spontaneity in your life?
I have given up living my life for my self in some regard because I allow my love for my family and my friends to guide my life.
I consistently feel as if I will fail or have failed as a result of choosing significance.
8. How do you define success? Write your definition below.
I define success as waking up in the morning with a sense of joy, fulfillment, and pride.
9. Tony Robbins says success without fulfillment is failure. Does your definition of success include things that give you a sense of meaning? Would you say you’ve been successful so far?
My definition of success does include meaning. I defined success by the feeling that it would give me in the morning.
I have been very successful in some regards of my life. I have graduated with two degrees, worked in theatre, and traveled the world.
However, I have noticed a change in myself in the last few months and I am feeling more stuck than successful. I have limited goals for my future because I am feeling lost and as a result I have limited my own successes.
10. Where in your life do you feel stuck? What is the small action you can take to change? Then what massive action—an exponentially bigger step—can you take?
I am feeling stuck in my career. A small step that I could take is to meet with a person with my dream position and discuss their experiences. I could also find a volunteer position that would improve my skills while trying to find work.
A massive step that I could take would be to walk into a hospital with my resume and meet the hiring manager.
Read more: http://www.oprah.com/oprahs-lifeclass/Oprahs-Life-Work-Lesson-2-Tony-Robbins-on-Living-Fearlessly#ixzz1rVKlg167