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Are You in Control of Your Life or Is It in Control of You?
by Tony Mase
© Tony Mase - All Rights Reserved
With the beginning of a new year just a few weeks away, I
have a question for you to ponder...
Are you in control of your life or is your life in control
Here's a simple test to help you find out...
1. Read each of the ten questions below *very* carefully and
answer each one truthfully with a simple yes or no answer.
2. Add up the number of your "yes" answers and calculate the
percentage of "yes's" you received out of 100%. To do so,
simply multiply your number of "yes" answers times ten. For
example, if you answer five of the ten questions with a
"yes", your score is 50%.
3. Check your score with the legend below.
1. Are you *always* on time for meetings?
2. Are you *always* on time for business appointments?
3. Are you *always* on time for personal appointments?
4. Are you within five pounds (plus or minus) of your ideal
5. Do you have one, single, overriding, clear and definite
"vision" of what you want *next* in your life?
6. Do you have money set aside *specifically* to take
advantage of financial opportunities when they arise?
7. Could you *easily* go an entire day without answering a
telephone (and without looking to see who called - be honest
8. Do you *always* do *exactly* what you say you're going to
do (in other words, do you *always* keep your commitments to
yourself and others)?
9. Do you schedule your personal time, including time with
your family, and treat it as an *unbreakable* appointment?
10. Do you *always* know *exactly* where your car and house
keys are (in other words, can you *always* find your car and
house keys when you need them without having to "look" for
0-20% - Poor
Quite frankly, I'm surprised you made it this far in this
article! Odds are your life is totally out of control and
you've got some serious work to do if you want to get it
under control. The good news is, regardless of how out of
control your life is right now, you can get it under
30-40% - Fair
You've still got a long way to go! You must learn to follow
through on your commitments and establish disciplined
boundaries and rules for your life.
50-60% - Average
I'm sure average isn't where you want to be! By changing a
few attitudes and actions you could move up to excellent.
70-80% - Good
Almost there! You just need to make a few subtle changes
that'll bring you closer to being in 100% total control of
90-100% - Excellent
You're in 100% total control of your life or darn close to
In his book "The Personal Power Course", Wallace D. Wattles,
best known for his classic masterpiece "The Science of
Getting Rich", talked about the importance of controlling
yourself in simple matters if you wish to control your
If you can't control yourself in the little things, what
makes you think you can control the big things in your life?
If you can't control yourself in something as simple as
showing up to a meeting or appointment on time, what makes
you think you can control your own business capable of
generating you a million dollars a year in income?
Think about it. :-)
Tony Mase is a serious student of the works of Wallace D.
Wattles and the publisher of the "The Personal Power Course:
Ten Lessons in Constructive Science, Teaching You How to Use
Your Own Subconscious Energies for Health, Prosperity and
Personal Achievement" ebook by Wallace D. Wattles...
"The Personal Power Course" by Wallace D. Wattles Ten
lessons in constructive science, teaching you how to use
your own subconscious energies for health, prosperity and
personal achievement. Take Control of your Life Now.
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