Living Consciously at work (exercise)

This sentence completion exercise is taken from “The Art of Living Consciously” by Nathaniel Branden

The idea is that you sit down and write the stem, then, as rapidly as possible, without pausing for reflection, write as many endings as you can, never less than six and ten is sufficient.

This is a work-related exercise. There is also a more general exercise here

[P114] WEEK ONE

  • If I take full responsibility for my standard of living…
  • If I take full responsibility for my choices and actions…
  • If I bring a high level of awareness to my work life…
  • If I look at my work life realistically
  • If I think of the customer as my partner
  • When I reflect on what I’ve noticed today…

WEEK TWO

  • If I look at how I spend my time…
  • When I reflect on the level of awareness I bring to my work life…
  • If I think about how I set my priorities
  • If I think about how I invest my time…
  • If I want to keep a customer for life…
  • If I want to be perceived as an effective team member
  • When I reflect on what I’ve noticed today…

WEEK THREE

  • If I were to commit myself to achieving greater financial success
  • If I were willing to work using everything I know
  • If I reflect on what it means to take full responsibility for my standard of living
  • If I reflect on how it might feel to commit myself fully to financial success
  • A really innovative approach to work might include
  • A really innovative approach to work might entail
  • When I reflect on what I’ve noticed today…

WEEK FOUR

  • If I reflect on what it means to use everything I know
  • If I take full responsibility for my choices and actions
  • If I take full responsibility for how I deal with people
  • If I remain in full mental focus every moment today
  • If I want customers to trust and admire our company
  • If I were convinced what I do makes a different
  • When I reflect on what I’ve noticed today…

WEEK FIVE

  • If I reflect on what it means to take responsibility for my choices and actions
  • If I reflect on what it means to take responsibility for how I deal with people
  • If I bring a higher level of awareness to my social anxieties
  • If I reflect on what I would do if I remained in full mental focus at work today
  • If I were to do my job absolutely without fear
  • If I want everyone in our team to pull together
  • When I reflect on what I’ve become aware of today…

WEEK SIX

  • If I commit myself to raising my standard of living
  • If I commit myself to a high level of success
  • If I want to be more innovative in my work
  • If I want to achieve a breakthrough in my work
  • If I want to raise my performance by ten percent
  • If I want to contribute ten percent more to my teams efforts
  • When I reflect on what I’ve become aware of today…

WEEK SEVEN

  • If I stay focused on the goal of being more successful
  • If I treat listening as a creative act
  • If I bring a higher level of purpose to my daily activities
  • If I want to raise the level of my creativity
  • A new approach to selling might be
  • Our team might be more effective if we
  • When I reflect on what I’ve become aware of today…

WEEK EIGHT

  • If I notice how people are affected by the quality of my listening
  • If I bring a higher level of self-responsibility to my daily activities
  • If I bring a higher level of benevolence to my dealings with people
  • If I want to be perceived as trustworthy
  • The scary thing about performing at a higher level is
  • If I want my team members to feel accepted and respected by me
  • When I reflect on what I’ve become aware of today…

WEEK NINE

  • If I am fully present to whoever is talking to me
  • If I am fully present to whatever I am doing
  • If I keep my career goals clearly in focus
  • If I look for opportunities to contribute
  • If I want to translate my understanding into actions
  • When I reflect on what I’ve become aware of today…

WEEK TEN

  • If I treat myself with respect when dealing with other people
  • If I treat other people with respect
  • If I bring a higher level of integrity to all my dealings with people
  • If  I choose to set an example of personal integrity
  • One way to raise sales is
  • If I want my associates to have confidence in me
  • When I reflect on what I’ve become aware of today…

WEEK ELEVEN

  • If I take success seriously as a goal
  • If I stay focused and committed to greater success
  • If I think of success as natural and appropriate to me
  • If I breathe deeply and experience my own power
  • If I commit myself to a higher level of sales
  • If I commit myself to a higher level of contribution
  • I am becoming aware…

WEEK TWELVE

  • If I choose to give my best at work today
  • If I bring a higher level of benevolence to whomever I deal with today
  • If I want to convert my dreams into realities, I need to
  • If I really want the life I say I want
  • If I want our customers to feel deeply attached to out company
  • If I want our team to see me as a valued member
  • I am becoming aware…

WEEK THIRTEEN

  • If I tap into a power within me I’ve never fully used
  • If I pay more attention to how I deal with people today
  • If I want to bring more clarity and purpose to my work today
  • If I bring a higher level of enthusiasm to my work today
  • If I bring more benevolence to my interactions with people
  • I am becoming aware…

WEEK FOURTEEN

  • If I operate as if my work will determine the success or failure of my company
  • If I want to take more pleasure in my work, I will
  • If I want to take more pride in my work, I will
  • If I want to operate more self-responsibly at work, I will
  • If I can accept operating at a higher level
  • If i want to be a superb team player
  • I am becoming aware…

WEEK FIFTEEN

  • If I approach my work as an opportunity for self development
  • If I bring a higher level of self-esteem to my work
  • If I want to make it easier and more pleasant for others to deal with me
  • If I give people the experience of being seen and heard by me
  • If I want to be more creative in my work
  • If I want to contribute more to my team
  • If any of what I’m writing is true, it might be helpful if

WEEK SIXTEEN

  • If I bring a higher level of consciousness to my work today
  • If I bring a higher level of benevolence to my dealings with people today
  • If I operate at a higher level of self responsibility today
  • If I bring more integrity to my work today
  • If I bring a higher level of consciousness to our clients/team interactions
  • If any of what I’m writing is true, it might be helpful if

WEEK SEVENTEEN

  • If I bring a higher level of purposefulness to my work today
  • If I operate more self-assertively today
  • If I want to break through to a higher level of performance in my work today
  • If I want my work to bring me more joy
  • If I want to bring more excitement to my work/ to our team
  • If any of what I’ve written is true, it might be helpful if

WEEK EIGHTEEN

  • If I look for challenges to my creativity today
  • If I look for challenges to my resourcefulness today
  • If I bring a higher level of excitement to my work
  • If I want to feel more pride in my work
  • As I keep expanding my vision of what is possible to me
  • If I keep expanding my vision of what is possible to me
  • If any of what I’ve written is true, it might be helpful if

WEEK NINETEEN

  • If I take full responsibility for the attainment of my desires
  • I feel most proud of myself at work when
  • If I commit myself at work to using everything I know
  • If I treat my goals and aspirations with respect
  • If I want to operate at a high level of motivation
  • If I want to help energize my team
  • If any of what I’ve written is true, it might be helpful if

WEEK TWENTY

  • If I accept success as natural and appropriate to me
  • If my self-concept expands to a higher vision of my possibilities
  • If I fully deserve whatever I am able to earn
  • As I grow more comfortable with higher levels of performance
  • If I can see myself as a much higher level producer
  • One of the things my team needs from me is
  • If any of what I’ve written is true, it might be helpful if

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