Basic Fears - Poverty
The fear of poverty
My name is:
Have you got a very clear aim you want to achieve?
Have you experience losing (for you a significant amount of) money?
Have you had the experience of living in poverty (actually below the poverty line)?
Tick below the boxes how your fear of poverty is expressed and then give your rating (on a scale from 1 very much and 5 not at all):
Lack of ambition
Tolerating being poor
Lack of initiative
Lack of imagination
Lack of self-control
Lack of enthusiasm
Mental & Physical Laziness
Accepting whatever compensation life may offer without protest
The rating how indifferent I am is:
Do you let others do the thinking for you?
Do you have a habit staying on the fence?
My rating how indecisive I am is:
Do you have a lot of alibis why things don't work out?
Do you have excuses when you fail?
Do you apologize for your failures?
Do you have many explanations why you fail or failed?
Do you envy others who are successful?
Do critise others who are successful?
My rating how doubtful I am is:
Do you see often what others are doing wrong?
Do you blame others often?
Do you spend beyond your earnings?
Do you neglect your appearance?
Do you scowl and/or frown a lot?
Do you suffer from nervousness?
Do you suffer from lack of poise?
Are you self-conscious?
Do you lack self-reliance?
My rating how much I worry is:
Do you have the habit of looking at the negative side of things?
Do you think and talk of possible failure?
Do you know all the roads to disaster?
Do you search for plans to avoid failure?
Are you waiting for the 'right time' to begin putting ideas and plans into action?
Do you often wait for 'the right time'?
Do you remember people who failed?
Do you forget people that have succeeded?
Do you concentrate upon the means of succeeding?
Are you pessimistic?
Do you find it hard to eliminate the obstackles in your life?
Do you see the whole in the doughnut earlier than the doughnut?
My rating of how overcautious I am is:
Do you put off things to tomorrow?
Do you spend enough time on alibis and excuses to have done the job?
Are you refusing responsibility when you can avoid that?
Are you willing to compromise rather then put up a stiff fight?
Are you compromising with difficulties instead of using them as steppingstones for advancement?
Do you plan what to do when things might fail?
Do you burn bridges so retreat is impossible?
Do you accept it when life gives you a penny rather then demanding riches?
Do you lack self-confidence?
Do you lack definiteness of purpose?
Do you have a sound reasoning ability?
Do you lack initiative?
Do you lack self-control?
Do you lack enthusiasm?
Do you associate with those who accept poverty?
Do you seek the company of those who demand and receive riches?
My rating of how much I prograstinate is: