So focused on money, status, work, social media and what others think. Living life based on what others think is cool. Making decisions or lack there of with no real direction. I have this one question I like to ask myself that I want to share with you.
I sooooo used to be her. The one described above. Aimlessly wandering through life. Young and unaware of how precious each moment is. Hurt by others and believing it’s okay. Life is supposed to be this way.
‘If you could see your entire life from start to finish, the good, the bad, all of it…would you do anything differently than do you today?’
I ask myself this question once or twice a year when I set goals.
This one question gives me most of the perspective I need to know if I’m on track living the life to the fullest.
Every decision is a fork in the road, a point in time that changes the path. Left or right? Up or down? Yes or no? Forward or back? Choose or let the choice be made for you.
We are so aggressive with so many aspects of life yet aren’t always clear on the big picture.
I’ve always been a big picture kind of girl. I love planning and mapping out options and making a decision. I just didn’t know what kind of big picture I wanted and I don’t love getting into details. Especially if the details are math oriented. Cringe.
But I challenge myself to make sure my day to day actions line up to goals and eventually to the outcomes I want to be known for.
So, what to do when life isn’t going your way? Ask yourself this one question and follow through with these 2 steps:
Question: ‘If you could see your entire life from start to finish, the good, the bad, all of it…would you do anything differently than do you today?’
Step 1: Make a list of everything you would do differently.
Step 2: Prioritize that list. The top 3 are your goals for the next 12 months.
Believe it or not that is how I live. That’s how I make decisions. That’s how I constantly adjust my perspective and challenge what is possible.
Sometimes I work down the list because it remains the same. Other times my list evolves and that’s okay too!
If I could see my life from start to finish, the good, the bad, all of it…I’d want to know that I took more risks, did the things that scared me, spent time with loved ones, listened to my heart, looked people in the eye, say what I actually think and live for experiences while making a positive impact on the world.
So time to ask yourself this one question and challenge the way you live life! Are you ready?