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Through the course of their individual lives, people have the tendency to project their possible futures in their minds.  We are interested in knowing what kinds of positive futures are most important to you.  Below are some possible future outcomes that all people may face.  Please rate each scenario on a scale of 1 to 6, with 1 being not at all important to you, and 6 being very important  to you.  Please assign a number rating to each of the 25 scenarios below.
       1                      2                      3                      4                      5                      6
not at all                                                                                                     very important

 

rating

 
      It is important to me ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6

Item
1.
that I achieve my future goals.
_____ (1
2.
that I be hired into a good job.
_____ (2
3.
that I enjoy my occupational choice as I grow older.
_____ (3
4.
that I out perform many others in doing tasks that I enjoy.
_____ (4
5.
that I have many people in my life to share experiences with.
_____ (5
6.
that I always have friends around me for comfort/companionship/etc.
_____ (6
7.
that I have children.
_____ (7
8.
that I have children that make me happy.
_____ (8
9.
that I be happy with my romantic relationships.
_____ (9
10.
that I be happy with my appearance.
_____ (10
11.
that I be happy with how I feel physically.
_____ (11
12.
that I be happy with how I feel emotionally.
_____ (12
13.
that I feel that I am in control of the many aspects of my life.
_____ (13
14.
that I be a success in many things I do.
_____ (14
15.
that I be happy knowing that I have led a full life when I die.
_____ (15
16.
that I make my friends/family proud of me.
_____ (16
17.
that I be proud of myself for my accomplishments.
_____ (17
18.
that I be financially secure, with the capability to gain good things in life.
_____ (18
19.
that the world be a better place to live over the course of time.
_____ (19
20.
that I make a valuable contribution to the world.
_____ (20
21.
that I be surrounded by people who compliment me.
_____ (21
22.
that I feel competent in my work.
_____ (22
23.
that I feel relaxed and less burdened all the time.
_____ (23
24.
that I feel comfortable with the number of responsibilities in my ife.
_____ (24
25.
that I have enough time to do the things I enjoy in life.
_____ (25

          
If you think that there are any positive possible outcomes your life could have, and they have not been mentioned in the above list, please list those below, and assign to them a rank number from 1 to 6, with 1 being the least important and 6 being the most important.

         
         
      
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