Unselfishness Inventory


Unselfishness Inventory

What does it look like in your life when you are absolutely unselfish?

Write out a vision for yourself…….


These are my questions:

Removing “you” and “your” self-interest from the equation altogether, ask your “self”:

What are my motives?

How will this action/inaction affect the other person?

Is this self-serving or to serve others?

Will anyone be hurt by this?

What do you do in your daily life to demonstrate your unselfishness?


 

When I am unselfish, I look to be of service to others.

When I am unselfish, I focus on giving to others rather than getting.

When I am unselfish, I am compassionate and sensitive to the suffering of others.

When I am unselfish, I seek to be loving, tolerant, patient, kind forgiving.

When I am unselfish, I look for the good in others.

When I am unselfish, I practice being grateful for everything I have.

When I am unselfish I am willing to inconvenience myself to help another person.

When I am unselfish I am willing to let others’ needs be satisfied before my wants.

When I am unselfish I am willing to help another person without waiting to be asked.

When I am unselfish I am willing to consider the greater good, rather than the ego-centric good.

When I am unselfish I am willing to take pleasure in the happiness of others.

When I am unselfish, I try to see things from another person’s point of view.

When I am unselfish, I don’t make myself the center of things.

When I am unselfish, I do my best.

When I am unselfish, I do not make assumptions about other people’s behavior or motives.

When I am unselfish, I am respectful to others – sensitive to their feelings and honor.

When I am unselfish, I am polite.

When I am unselfish, I practice acceptance.

When I am unselfish, I practice letting go.

When I am unselfish, I am willing to compromise.

When I am unselfish, I apologize when I am wrong and admit my mistakes.

When I am unselfish, I share what I have.

When I am unselfish, I listen to others.

When I am unselfish, I am empathetic, and try to see things from the other person’s point of view.

When I am unselfish, I do for others without an expectation of getting something in return.

When I am unselfish, I am considerate of others.

When I am unselfish, I do what needs to get done, not only what I feel like doing.

When I am unselfish, I take an interest in other people and what is going on in their life.

When I am unselfish, I consider how my actions will affect another person.

When I am unselfish, I am reliable.

When I am unselfish, I clean up after myself.

When I am unselfish, I feel that the rules apply to me and to other people.


References:

AA BigBook.pdf version

Step_4_Four_Absolutes_Inventory

http://silkworth.net/cb/1944.pdf

http://silkworth.net/bb/howitworks.html

http://www.spiritualsteps.com/4_4.pdf

https://www.justloveaudio.com/resources/12_Steps_Recovery/Step_4/Step_4_Four_Absolutes_Inventory.pdf

http://forum.wordreference.com/threads/unselfish-selfless.416366/

http://thinkingincommunity.blogspot.com/2010/01/selfless-vs-unselfish.html?m=1

http://indianriveraa.org/PDF/THE%20FOUR%20ABSOLUTES.pdf

http://globalchangeteachings.org/index.php/archives/40

http://www.ehow.com/info_8140283_signs-selfishness.html

http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/usmc/leadership_traits.htm

About Emotional Sobriety and Food

"...to be able to Twelfth Step ourselves and others into emotional sobriety" - living, loving & letting go.
This entry was posted in 4 Absolutes, emotional sobriety, ES&F 2016, Homework, Recovery, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Unselfishness Inventory

  1. devorahvidal says:

    Absolutely terrific – I could read your writings all day.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s