My current personal development book is entitled: “The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth” by John C. Maxwell. This morning I read through the chapter for the fourth law: The Law of Reflection. In this chapter Maxwell outlined 10 personal awareness questions that I encourage you to try out. Here are the questions and my answers:
- What is my biggest asset??
- What is my biggest liability??
- What is my highest high??
- What is my lowest low??
- What is my most worthwhile emotion??
- What is my least worthwhile emotion??
- What is my best habit??
- What is my worst habit??
- What is most fulfilling to me??
- What do I prize most highly??
My biggest asset is definitely my tenacity. I have never been a quitter. I have always followed through with everything I have ever been tasked with until the end. This has not only been one of my greatest tools to succeeding in my life, but also has created a trust among my friends and family. Everyone knows that when they need help, I will follow through until the very end.
My biggest liability is I often have unrealistic expectations. I not only place these expectations on others, but I place them on myself. This is often the cause of many anxious episodes. This can also cause turmoil in many of my most intimate relationships because I hold people to such high standards that they often cannot attain. This is an area that I work on daily.
My highest high is definitely my relationship with Kirk. Our life is constantly growing and changing, along with our love. I have never loved another human the way I love Kirk, and I cannot wait to see what this holds for us in the future.
My lowest low is my relationship with money. I struggle with the negativity towards money and because of that I have not seen the growth in my business that I would like. I am working every day to view money in a positive light because I know that money does not judge me, I judge money.
My most worthwhile emotion is definitely love. No other emotion can make you feel like a light is coming out from within you. The love I have for my family, Kirk and my kittens has been something that continually pushes me forward when I feel like I am stuck.
My least worthwhile emotion is self-pity. Self-pity is probably the ugliest emotion anyone can have. I work through it everyday.
My best habit is my consistency. I am very consistent in my daily routines and that is what keeps me going and my business growing.
My worst habit is probably giving into my anxiety. Since starting this journey 11 months ago I opened my emotional box (read my second blog post to figure out what means) and since then I have strived to listen to all emotions. Although this had given me many things in life and has made me feel powerful in many aspects, it has also allowed my anxiety to rear its ugly head. I typically become extremely anxious when I have to be a part of social interactions, especially without Kirk present. This has often caused me to not partake in a lot of get togethers with friends, costing me relationships and causing me to become a recluse.
The thing that is most fulfilling to me is helping others get to where I am now. I am by no means where I want to be in life, but when I look back to last August I cannot believe the leaps and bounds I have made to become the healthy and happy person I am today. I want everyone to go through the same transformation I did and strive towards their dream life. Every time I watch someone on my team get one step closer to achieving their goals it fills my heart with so much happiness knowing I was able to be a part of their journey.
I prize most highly my relationship with Kirk. It is an outward representation of the growth that we have both gone through since starting to date over 5 years ago. I am just so proud of us and I know that we will continue to grow each and every day.
I encourage you to take the time to answer these questions.
Answering these questions opened my eyes to many things about myself and will allow for me to grow each and every day. If I could ask for anything in life, it would be that every day each and every person around the world works towards their greatest potential.