Why am I distracting myself from optimizing my life?
Why am I afraid to assume responsibility for optimizing my life?
What am I thinking or doing to create dissatisfaction with myself?
Which beliefs are inhibiting my Optimal well-being?
What am I afraid of?
What is within my control?
What is most important to me?
What are the best actions I can take to create what is most important to me?
What are the best actions I can take to feel good about myself?
What is the best thing I can do to minimize my anxiety?
How can I take the best possible care of myself?
HENRY: I hate myself. I don’t have what it takes to make it. Look at all my school friends. They have a good life. My life is a mess.
ROSALENE: Henry, are you willing to focus your attention on what is within your control?
ROSALENE: What are you thinking or doing that is inhibiting you from feeling good about yourself and achieving what you want?
HENRY: Good question. I focus on what others have, instead of how I can create it for myself.
ROSALENE: Why are you distracting yourself from making the most of your life?
HENRY: Good question again. I’m afraid I don’t have the skills or courage to make it in life.
ROSALENE: Henry, I understand how scary this must feel for you. Can you acquire the skills you need?
ROSALENE: So you need courage. Courage means that you feel the fear and take action regardless, one step at a time. You don’t allow fear to paralyze you. Are you willing to do that?
HENRY: Yes. I am ashamed of being so afraid of life. It’s horrible to feel like a coward.
ROSALENE: Will this make you feel good about yourself? Is this in your best interest?
HENRY: I will give it a try. It will definitely make me feel better about myself.
ROSALENE: What is the best strategy you can implement to create what is most important to you?
Henry reviewed his goals, figured out his priorities, took one step at a time, and in due time, entered a field that ignited his passion. On purpose, he is no longer consumed with envy.
* Excerpted from Optimize Yourself with Optimal Thinking Audio Download.