What do you think you gain from this process?
A deep look inside of myself to actually trya nd understand why I am, what I am and why I do what I do. And then it gives me a chance to analyze and actually try and change it; to make whatever it is better.
I answered questions 35-40 this week. I’ll share one of the questions here.
Question #37: Why are some people including myself afraid of failing?
Sometimes people associate failing at a task with themselves being a failure. Some people say things such as “I am a failure”, when what they should say is “I have failed at this task”. Failing at something doesn’t make you a failure. Everyone fails sometime. Successful people learn from their mistakes.
Michael Jordan once said,
“I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occassions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot and missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I suceed.”
So far I am up to question #33. I have answered 32 questions in my notebook. Some of the interesting questions I have answered so far are:
Question # 7: What makes a successful person?
Question # 9: Why would a person want to fail on purpose?
Question #13:What am I passionate about?
Question #15: Do I build people up or break them down or am I a bully in disguise?
Question #19: How do I treat myself?
Question # 31: When you were a kid what were all the things you did and thought you could be or was good at?
Question #32: Do you still do these things? Why or Why not?
My question #28 was:
Is it more difficult to climb a real wall or to walk through an “imaginary” one?
Personally, for me it’s harder to walk through an imaginary wall. An “imaginary wall” being anything within me that is holding me back from accomplising something. What a person believes or thinks in their mind can greatly impact what they do. At least with a real wall I know exactly what I’m up against.
I was able to answer 6 of the questions this week. That puts me up to question number 22. Just another 78 to go.
There is an article written by Julie Jordan Scott called “The Question that Longed to be Lived.” I received the article in an email about discovering your passion and understanding yourself better. I had to search for the complete article online so I can paste a link for others to read it, so they can understand what I’m talking about. http://www.nonstopenglish.com/reading/articles/In-the-Beginning.asp