Sooner or later we come to realise that we’re getting older, time is running out and life will soon come to an end. The question I challenge myself with is: Have I achieved my purpose? Did I really fully live or did I just exist? I have people come to me and ask me, “Josh, I don’t know what I’m doing in life? I don’t know what I should focus on…” I’ve learnt over time these questions below lead me to discover what path I should pursue.
- What is my deepest desire? Beyond the emotions, feelings, ups and downs, what is the one wish that you long for?
- What is my passion? You have many passions, select one, don’t just feel your passion (feelings don’t last) pursue your passion
- What makes me angry? See your frustration as a motivation to move to the next level. Sometimes frustration is a sign that something needs shifted in your life
- What ideas are persistent? Regardless of a changing environment what ideas, thoughts, visions stick by
- What do I constantly imagine? Think about what you’re thinking about; track your thought patterns.
- What do I want to do for humanity? Ronald Reagan once said “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone” May I suggest, rather than envisioning to change the world, think about what you can do for at least one person and teach that person to do the same.
- What are my recurring dreams? Take a note of the dream that keeps recurring. Dreams that you can vividly remember hold to has deeper significance
- What brings me the greatest fulfilment? This question goes beyond just a sense of happiness and joy, what truly gives you that sense of satisfaction?
- What could I do forever even if there was no monetary compensation? I believe this question is difficult to grasp because we’re wired to expect money when we work.
- What would I rather be doing? If I could stop you now regardless of whatever you are doing, would you choose to do something other than what you’re doing now?
Choose to live life wisely by questioning where you are going in life. Questions demand answers if you’ll be honest with yourself you experience the reward of being true to yourself. Trust me, people who can’t be true to themselves don’t even scratch the surface of their potential and purpose.