Step 1: YOU


At Your Big Year, we believe that the most important change you can do in the world starts with you. 

To start your journey, we encourage you to know yourself. To visit what are your weaknesses and strengths. To discover your competencies in helping yourself and others.

Here are some optional exercises inspired by the Dalai Lama Fellows curriculum to help you go through this process:

EXERCISE1: Take The Four Tendencies Quiz by Gretchen Rubin. This 10 minute quiz may help you understand whether you are an upholder, questioner, obliger, or
rebel. This will help you determine how you balance expectations others have of you with expectations you have for yourself. It’s a great framework for designing better habits, but, like any personality test, please take it with a grain of salt.

EXERCISE 2: Take the Enneagram personality test. The Enneagram helps you determine your identification with nine archetypes-- perfectionist; helper; achiever; romantic; observer; questioner; adventurer; asserter; and peacemaker. The archetype(s) you embody
can change over time and most of us are a mix of several of these archetypes. Learning more
can help you find patterns in your behavior and identify how you show up in times of security versus in times of stress. You can access a brief overview of its interpretation here.

EXERCISE 3Learn how to make a mind map to unleash you brain's creativity and share it with us in our Facebook page using the hashtag #myfutureyby!

image source: Mindtools