Exercise: Today my father would want me to…

Go back to chapter two, where you wrote what you believed your father wanted for you when you where growing up.  Now, if you can, call or visit your father.  Do it right now.  Tell him that you are doing this life planning exercise and that you want to ask him a few things to better understand yourself.

This exercise presupposes that you have a fairly good and trustful relationship with you father.

Ask him (and write down some key points about his answers):

What did you want for me when I was growing up?  Why?
What is his advice on what I can do with my life now?  Why?
What have you learned in your life?


After you have spoken to your father, answer the following:

Was I right about what I thought he wanted for me when I grew up?


If I was right, do I understand why?


If I was mistaken, do I understand why I was mistaken?


Do I understand why he is advising me what he is today?


What has he learned about life that I can use?

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Table of Contents

I. Chapter One: Introduction to Life Planning

II. Chapter Two: Your Past

III. Chapter Three: The Influence Of Generations

IV. Chapter Four: Your Present

V. Chapter Five: Your Future

VI. Chapter Six: Your Alternatives

VII. Chapter Seven: Making The Decision

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