Who Are You?

One way to answer this question is to look at what has influenced you in your life.  You are a product of the ideas and experiences that have come to your mind.  Therefore, in a sense, “you” are the experiences you have encountered, the books you have read, the people you have met, and the conversations you have had.

The life plan of each and every person will be unique, because no two people have ever walked down the same path of ideas and influences.  This workbook is a tool for incorporating your ideas about yourself into a meaningful system.  This means that you will need to be conscious about what influences you while you use the workbook.

If you are heavily influenced by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, be conscious about how this has influenced you and incorporate this into the exercises in this book.  Discovering or deciding what we want to do with our lives is a huge undertaking.  In fact, the process can be so overwhelming that many people simply avoid The Question all together.  They find it easier to sit down and watch TV than to go deep inside themselves and decide what to do with their life.

The life planning process seems so difficult because we, as people, are such a complex sum of ideas, wants, desires, dreams, and influences.  Many of the ideas we have are internally inconsistent, and we cannot achieve them all.  The problem is that we have so many ideas in our head that it is hard to know where to start.  Just thinking about these questions is so daunting that our instincts will be to leave it alone and avoid the entire process.

The trick to get started is to slice down the problem into bite-size chunks that you can manage one by one. Fortunately, you can utilize various techniques to make the process easier.

I have synthesized some of the best techniques I found over the years, developed new ones and put them all into a system for you.  As you do the exercises in this workbook, make sure you go back and forth and review your answers.  Some questions you will find easy to answer, others more difficult.  But for every one you do, you move closer towards your decision.

Every exercise you complete makes it easier for you to do another.  Each answer supports and lifts up the previous and releases ideas like a chain reaction.  All you need might just be one technique or idea to get you clear on your alternatives and release the decision.

We all know the old Chinese fable that states that if you give a man a fish, he has food for one day.  But if you teach a mean how to fish, he has food for the rest of his life.  The goal of this workbook is to work on how to fish.

I cannot give you a fish by telling you what to do with your life.  Who am I, or who is anyone, to tell you what to do?  Only YOU can figure out what to do with your life.  The What do you want to do with your life?  Life Plan is but a systematic workbook on how to figure it out for yourself.

Free Workbook: “what do you want to do with your life?”
Allowing Ourselves to Ask the Question

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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