Take-Charge Living: How to Recast Your Role in Life In Six Acts by Marion K. Jacobs, Ph.D.
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IS THIS BOOK AND CD FOR YOU?
Perhaps you've already taken the Quick Quiz. This survey goes deeper into the issues to help you decide if Take-Charge Living is a useful program for you.
QUESTION ONE: PERSONAL CONTROL
How well do you meet the challenge of changing your behavior when you know it would improve the quality of your life?
To help you answer that question, look at the following scale. Picture number 1 as the rating of people who feel quite helpless, almost totally out of control of their lives. Number 10 is the opposite, people who feel on top of things and quite in charge of their lives. This scale is a useful first step for taking stock of your situation.
Take a moment. Think about it. At this point in your life, where do you place yourself?
How Much I Feel In Control Of My Life
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
I feel very little
over my life
I feel a lot of
over my life.
Chances are the less personal control you feel you have-that is, the less in charge you feel over your life-the less happy you are.
QUESTION TWO: PERSONAL SATISFACTION:
Overall, are you reasonably satisfied with how you run your life?
Are you satisfied with your attitudes toward people and situations?
Are you satisfied with the way you handle yourself personally?
Are you satisfied with the way you cope with problems?
If your answers are more negative than positive, the guidelines in this book and CD can help you change.
QUESTION THREE: MANAGING YOURSELF
Do you neglect or poorly manage any of the following?
· Your health? Yes______ No_______
· Your relationships? Yes______ No_______
· Your work or school? Yes______ No_______
· Your body? Yes______ No_______
· Your possessions? Yes______ No_______
· Your living space? Yes______ No_______
· Your finances? Yes______ No_______
· Your time? Yes______ No_______
· Other? ____________________
Do you abuse food, alcohol, or drugs? Do you smoke? Do you engage in any other risky, detrimental, or personally harmful behaviors?
Do you lose out because you procrastinate about things that are important to you?
Do you avoid pursuing your life goals?
Other problem areas? ____________________________________________
A yes answer to any of these questions says you are not in good enough charge when it comes to taking good care of yourself.
QUESTION FOUR: ARE YOU WILLING TO DO SOMETHING TO CHANGE?
You do not have to know what that something is. You do not have to feel like changing. You just must be willing to try. It's my job to show you the path and guide you as long as you are willing to take that walk with me.
Take-charge living is a gift that only you have the power to give to yourself. It takes some effort, but not an overwhelming amount. The guidelines in Take-Charge Living: How to Recast Your Role in Life In Six Acts offer you support and show you step-by-step exactly what to do.
I can promise you that making the effort to learn how to live a take-charge life is well worth the payoff. Take-charge living is a gift you give yourself that keeps on giving.