Exercise: Things That Have Given You Pain

Write down things, events, and circumstances that give you pain in your life.  Write down things big and small.

Do not spend too much time on this as this is the dark side of life.  But you want to be conscious about this aspect of life.  If you don’t confront it, you will have things in the dark that you will be constantly uneasy about.

Write down the source of your pain.  Write it down in a “matter of fact way.”  There is no limit to how many to list.

Some examples could be:

• Ill health.
• Poverty or fear of poverty.
• Being alone during the holidays.
• The year I spent at company x doing y.

We have done these exercises so that you will have some specific input to use when defining your life alternative later in the workbook.  We want to break all the information down to the Who, Where, Why, What, How, and When of your life plan.

For example, your father’s profession is a very specific “What” that you might or might not want to use as input when you formulate your alternatives.  Likewise, your defining moments and decisions can give you some specifics to your “Why” in your alternatives.

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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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