Let’s Play a Game

Take out a piece of paper and cut it into 10 pieces

Before you set any meaningful ambitious goals, it is very important for you to truly understand yourself: “Do you really know yourself?”

I used this simple game from the book Work Smarter, Not Harder to discover myself. Lets start.

1. Take a piece of paper and cut it into 10 pieces.

On the front side of the card write down the following sentence:

My name is _____(your name)_____ and I am a __________.

2. Now, complete each card differently

Write down as fast as you can. Don’t censor your thought. Don’t think too much. Write down the first thing that comes to your mind. The objective is to discover your true feelings about yourself.

Answer such as I am a lazy person, procrastinator, gambler is no less valid than I am a hardworking, good looking or movie fan. There are no right and wrong answer.

Note (1) : You may find that you need more than 10 cards. It’s okay. You can use as many as you want.

Note (2): Some of you might find that, it’s hard to complete all 10 cards. Usually, this is because you are censoring your thoughts. Try to do this game when you are alone in a room, so nothing distracts you. Remember this: There are no right and wrong answer. Be spontaneous.

3. After you have completed all 10 cards, read and order them according to your priorities from 1 to 10.

If you have more than 10 cards, arrange them according to your priorities based on the number of cards you have. At the back of the of the first card, write down this sentence and fill in the blanks:

This is “I am” is ___first (order of priorities)_____ because ____________.

Do this for the remaining cards, in order of priorities.

4. Now, take a moment, look at the cards and reflect on what you wrote.

Imagine these cards were written by a stranger. Write down your answers for the following questions:

  1. What do these cards tell you about the person?
  2. What things are most important to them?
  3. What types of things would this person enjoy doing in their life but they are not doing it?
  4. If this person have only 6 months to live, what would you recommend this person to do?

Play this simple game and at the end of the game you will able to answer this: “Do you really know yourself?”

I’m Azlan, founder of Flix. I write at KingAzlan.com.

I write. I workout. I hustle. I believe there’s always room to improve no matter how incredible you think you are. If you think so too, follow me to see more inspirational stories!

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