List Your Self

Posted by on Sep 21, 2006 in Blog, Psychology, Review, Success | 0 comments

This is a book t hat I borrowed from the library. It’s about making lists and defining who you are. The book is titled, List Your Self: List-making as the Way to Self-Discovery. I’m having my younger brother help me because I have a lot of work going on, and I have to return this book to the library. So, what I’m going to do is have him give me the title of the list, and if it’s intriguing enough, I’ll post the objective with my responses. Here goes:

List the qualities you love about being human.

  1. I love that we are such intelligent beings.
  2. I love how rational we are at times.
  3. I love how intelligent we are.
  4. I love how we have the ability to overcome obstacles.

List the activities that you’d do if you weren’t so afraid.

  1. I would game/approach/seduce women more.
  2. I don’t think I’m particularly scared of parachuting, but I’d love to do that safely, at least once.

List the compliments that you receive on a regular basis.

  1. I don’t think I receive any on a regular basis. People occasionally tell me that I’ve been doing a good job.

List all the names you’ve been called, endearing and not so.

  1. Motivating names in the Marines, but also negative ones.
  2. Mostly negative ones when I was younger.

List how you feel when you’ve been lied to.

  1. I’m in a state of shock. I can’t believe that someone would lie to me.

List what always makes you laugh.

  1. Intelligent Comedy
  2. Things that I can relate to.
  3. Unexpected, and unpredictable comedy/jokes.

List what consistently worries you each day.

  1. That I will die alone.
  2. That I can’t figure out what I want to do in life.
  3. That I can’t figure out what kind of girl I want.
  4. That I don’t want to do something that I’ll regret.
  5. That even though I know if I find my calling, that I’ll be great, and successful, but I can’t seem to find it.
  6. That there’s too much to do, but so little time.

At this point my little brother got bored, and left.

List all the qualities in yourself that you like the least.

  1. I’m happy the way I am. I would be a totally different person if anything were different.

List all the things you’d like to say to your mother.

  1. I love you.
  2. I wish I never had done anything to upset you.

List all the ways you tried to make your father happy.

  1. Help him out whenever he needs it.

List the memories you’d like to forget.

  1. A couple of personal incidents when I was young.
  2. Memories make us unique. I think we would rather that those events never had happened rather than forget them.

List the beauty tricks you perform to make you look “better.”

  1. Hair gel
  2. Shaving
  3. good-looking clothing

List what you like to do when you are alone.

  1. Think
  2. Analyze things
  3. Listen to good-music

List all the people who love you for who you really are.

  1. Mother
  2. Father
  3. Siblings (4)
  4. My close friends?

List all the reasons you should congratulate and celebrate yourself.

  1. U.S. Marine
  2. Dependable
  3. Act sweet
  4. Understanding
  5. Smart
  6. Analytical
  7. Philosophical
  8. A Giver

List the components of your perfect day.

  1. Having a great conversation.

There’s a reason why the topic is List Your Self and not List Yourself. Anyways, here I go with more lists.

List the businesses you wish you presently owned.

  1. I would like to be Vice President of Operations at a multinational corporation. (stock owners)
  2. I would like to be a Crisis Manager for a corporation. (stock owners)
  3. I’d ike to be CEO of a company. (stock owners)
  4. I’d like to own a chain of nightclubs.
  5. I’d like to have my own dating website company.
  6. I’d like to have a company that sells ideas to other companies.
  7. There are many other companies that I would like to own (like a condo chain maybe).

List the ways you have changed for the better.

  1. I am more aware and self-conscious about improving myself.
  2. I have a desire to be a good leader.
  3. I try to practice JJ DID TIE BUCKLE in leadership scenarios. (Judgement, Justice, Dependability, Initiative, Decisiveness, Tact, Integrity, Enthusiasm, Bearing, Unselfishness, Courage, Knowledge, Loyalty, Endurance)
  4. I could apply this more often, but I am very aware of the principle Know thyself, and seek self-improvement, and apply it often.
  5. I have more of a desire to have what I want.
  6. I think I have become somewhat more proactive. I took a quote from one of my 1stSgt’s; he said, ‘It’s better to be proactive than reactive.’ I’ve applied it as much as possible ever since I heard it.
  7. I try to plan as much as a I can in advance. Another ditty goes like this, Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.
  8. General Mattis of !st MarDiv had the division core values out, and one of them was Work Hard – Play Hard. Do your job and then equally have fun.

List the things you must do before you die.

  1. Getting married to my perfect woman, having kids with her, and raising them up well.
  2. Travel to various countries.
  3. I must have over a million (unknown to them) saved up at least for my kids (this is in addition to any life savings).
  4. I must make a robot for Robot Wars (or any similar show). And have my robot compete and win at least one match.
  5. I must watch all Star Trek episodes ever created. (Star Trek is not geeky. It’s actually a great show.)
  6. I must own a prosperous business.
  7. I must make a mix that is played by numerous, famous DJs.
  8. I must truly love life before I die.
  9. I must be successful in all aspects of life – Romantically, Emotionally, Physically, Financially, Mentally, etc.
  10. I must go Scuba Diving.
  11. I must go Sky Diving (parachuting, para-sailing, and the like).
  12. I must join a CREW (rowing) team at some point in my life.
  13. I must get back into fencing, and get better at it.
  14. I would like to take a course in bartending for the hell of it.

List the ways that you sabatoge yourself from getting what you want.

  1. I rationalise it, and tell myself that it wouldn’t work out.
  2. I tell myself that I could never have it, or do it.
  3. I tell myself that I don’t truly want to do something.
  4. I make myself think that I need to meet certain requirements or have a need to finish other things before I can get to what I need to do.
  5. I don’t sabotage myself that often. When I do though, I tend to think that I’m either not good enough to do it, or that someone else will think I’m not good enough for the task, which is usually false, and so I create a positive perception, and try to be good.

List how you’d like to change your outer life right now.

  1. I’d like to meet (or I have met – but need to recognize) the perfect girl that I can be loyal to, but without all the staleness.
  2. I’d like to get closer to all my friends.
  3. I’d like to learn more about the arts of charisma, and be more charismatic.
  4. I’d like to have more time to do things in life.
  5. I’d like to start working in my future field.

List how you’d like to change your inner life right now.

  1. I’d like to be more confident when doing cold approaches with women. (I’m fairly confident otherwise – at least I think so.)
  2. I can think on my toes, but I want to find a technique to do it better, or faster (sooner).

List all the mentors, dead or alive, you wish you could have access to.

  1. David DeAngelo
  2. Neil Strauss
  3. Kevin Mitnick
  4. Jack Welch
  5. Napolean Hill
  6. Andrew Carnegie
  7. Warren Buffet
  8. Michael Dell
  9. Noam Chomsky
  10. Mahatma Gandhi
  11. Robert Greene
  12. General James Mattis
  13. Chesty Puller
  14. Sasha
  15. James Zabiela
  16. Gene Rodenberry
  17. Anthony Robbins
  18. Tom Hanks
  19. Steven Spielberg
  20. George Lucas
  21. George Carlin
  22. Sarah Silverman
  23. Alan Greenspan

List the features that grab your attention when a man or woman walks by.

  1. Face (woman)
  2. Brown eyes (woman)
  3. Brunette (woman)
  4. Green/Blue Eyes (man)
  5. Style/Fashion-sense (man/woman)
  6. Tall men or women seem more sophisticated.

List the epitaphs you might like on your tombstone.

  1. (If I’m not famous) For the most intelligent man that ever lived that nobody knows about.
  2. Someone died here.
  3. In 1000 years, you probably won’t see this tombstone.
  4. I’m just a corpse.
  5. Put your money in my afterlife mutual fund.
  6. Live with passion.

List what heals your aching soul.

  1. Listening to good and soothing music.
  2. Talking about life with true friends.

There’s a bunch of other lists that I could’ve posted. Some are more entertaining that the ones I posted here, but because I’m short of time, I’m just using what I’ve posted here. I hope you enjoyed it.

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