You have probably already tried to transform your life in some way, however
small. Perhaps you’ve tried to quit smoking or lose weight. Perhaps you’ve tried
to increase your income, improve a relationship, find some inner peace or rescue
Whatever the case, the first step in transforming your life is to know where you
are right now. The Life-Diagnostic Tool below is designed to help you think
through your state in various areas of your life. Unless you take the time to
analyze your own situation, you are acting only on a vague impression and not
on the facts. The second purpose of theDi a gnos ti c is to get you thinking about
where you want to go. If possible, arrange for an hour or two, without
interruption, so that you can think your answers through clearly. Please put your
answers in writing – this is essential to achieving clarity of vision.
1. Do you feel that you are in control of your life?
2. Do you feel stressed by too much to do and too little time in which to do it?
3. Does inadequate organization of your personal, family and business affairs
4. Describe your difficulties in the area of time management as they relate to your relationships with people, to your work or business, to your health and fitness, and to your inner peace of mind.
6. Do you have difficulty controlling your temper? Does anger surge up within
you because of other peoples’ faults? Do you yell at the kids, curse lousy
drivers stick pins in a voodoo doll of your boss?
7. Are you satisfied with your interpersonal relationships with your
spouse/significant other, children, parents, siblings, other relatives, friends,
colleagues and neighbors?
9. Do you make an effort to keep in good shape physically?
10. Have you taken steps to improve your diet?
11. Do you have a weight problem?
12. Describe any medical conditions you may have.
13. Describe any undiagnosed symptoms that you may have (sleep disorders,
high blood-pressure, constipation, diarrhea, bloating or gas, frequent
indigestion, body odor, bad breath, skin problems, weight problems, fungal or
yeast infections, allergies, water retention, memory problems, difficulty
concentrating, frequent headaches, joint pain, muscle cramping, menstrual
problems, PMS, menopausal problems, cellulite, heart palpitations, low
energy level, frequent colds or flues, low sex drive, etc.).
14. Are you under frequent psychological stress?
15. Describe any noticeable physiological symptoms this produces.
16. Are you satisfied with your career and your financial situation?
17. If not, describe what you would change.
18. When you are alone, are you content to dwell in silence, or do you
19. Do you belong to a particular "spiritual" tradition?
20. How do you see this tradition; its strong points and its limitations?
21. Do you have a sense of being trapped in your current life circumstances and
24. Do you pray or meditate on a regular basis?
25. Do you often judge or criticize others in your mind or in front of other people?
26. Are you or have you ever been tormented by fear of illness or death?
This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?