The unexamined life is not worth living. 
Plato

Rule One:
Boats float for a reason.
If you can figure out the reason,
you can float too.
The Power of Cause and Effect

If at any time you have questions about the course, please send them to me at dearnavigator@globalpassportproject.com

Lesson one begins with a video.
(FYI The contact information at the end of the video is no longer applicable)

After watching the video, spend the rest of the week practicing this week’s exercises.
Before moving on to next week’s lesson, complete and submit the cause and effect worksheet below.

This Week’s Exercises 
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Make a list of situations that you would like to see more of in your life

In your journal, make a list of thinks and situations that you would like to see more of in your life, and then brainstorm as many causes for those things and situations as you can. Do not worry about solutions, just consider the causes.

An example might be: I want more joy in my life

Possible causes of joy: giving to others, spending time with people who make me laugh, etc.

Add to your list throughout the week.

Make a list of situations that you would like to see less of in your life

In your journal, make a list of thinks and situations that you would like to see less of in your life, and then brainstorm as many causes for those things and situations as you can. Do not worry about solutions, just consider the causes.

An example might be: I want less stress in my life

Possible causes of stress: taking on to much, not saying no, spending time with stressed out people, etc.

Add to your list throughout the week.

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Lesson One Assignment

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If at any time you have questions about the course, please send them to me at dearnavigator@globalpassportproject.com