There exist some questions which have the power to alter our entire world-view or propel us to change our lives when we find the courage to ask them – either of us or of others. These are questions, which can force us to stop and evaluate where we are at, impel us to change our direction or even open us up to new people and experiences.
7 such questions which can change your life
1. What If Today Was My Last Day?
This question is a loaded one as it can force you to evaluate your priorities in life at present. If this were indeed your last day, would you be okay with spending your last day as you usually would have done? If not, then now is the time to reconsider how you are spending your time and what you should be doing instead.
2. Where Will I Be In 10 Years If I Keep Heading In This Direction?
Are you doing the things you want to be doing or saw yourself doing earlier? Are you planning wisely for your future, to make it a secure and fulfilling one? If you are too focused on the present, this question can encourage you to look at the bigger picture and plan better for your future goals. Perhaps it can impel you to make healthier choices in life or invest in a better life insurance plan to make yourself and your family secure financially.
3. Am I Happy With My Career Choice?
Evaluating whether you feel comfortable and happy with your career choice can be extremely important, as this is something that you will have to commit to for the rest of your life. Thus, asking this question to yourself can yield crucial insights, which you can use to implement changes in your life that will make you happier and more successful.
4. Are The People In My Social Circle A Positive Influence On My Life?
It is often said that you are a reflection of who you spend time with. Thus, it is essential that you understand the type of people you surround yourself with – do they encourage and support you or do they bring you down? This can be quite a difficult decision to make but is one that can improve your life greatly by cutting out negative energy and negative people from your life.
5. Do I Spend More Money Than Time?
Many people buy gifts and other material things in order to try to make up for the lack of time they spend with their friends and family. Ask yourself whether you are also guilty of doing the same. Money never produces the same result as time. Expensive gym clothes cannot get you into shape, productivity apps cannot make you more efficient and similarly, a new computer cannot make your business successful. Your partner may forget the pair of shoes you bought them, but they will never forget the dinner date you had together.
6. What Are My Values And Am I Being True To Them?
One of the most crucial things in life is to be clear about what the things you value the most are. It could be honesty, freedom, work or health. The problem is that many people do not really know what they actually care about or value, such that even when they achieve “it” (whatever that “it” may be), they still feel empty, almost as if something is missing. Hence, asking yourself this can reveal your true interests and desires, and lead you to work towards and in line with them.
7. What Am I Grateful For?
While it can be productive to think about all the things you want to accomplish in the future, you should not forget all the things you have now. Being grateful for all the things you have right now will prevent you from taking things for granted and view every day as a gift. This will create a more positive outlook on life and lead you to achieve fulfillment in everything you do.
These simple yet powerful questions can determine the direction of your life, and ultimately, the legacy you leave behind. While some of these questions require a bit of contemplation and “soul-searching”, some of them should be used on a regular basis. These questions are not just a means to an end. Rather they are a starting point for creating the kind of life you would be proud of.