What if changing your life is as simple as asking yourself better questions? We tend to focus on the big ones.
“What is my purpose?”
“What should I do with my life?”
The advice that changed my life: focus on the day in front of you. Stop looking forward to some grand scheme to reveal itself; waiting for some sort of epiphany to strike. What if the meaning of life is to show up for yourself and others in this moment? Here are the five daily questions to change your life.
What would make today great?
We all have experienced the Monday blues. What if you changed the script? Your brain is wired to focus on the negative. Create positive moments instead with the question “what would make today great?”
What results am I looking to achieve today?
Forget about the to-do list, focus on results. If your goal for the day is to write, set a result to finish a blog post or write a certain number of words. If you’re working on a project, focus on the results you want to see today to push it forward.
How can I show up in this moment?
This is the type of question you can ask yourself all day long. Before you enter a meeting, come home from work, or you’re stuck in a traffic jam, take a moment and check-in with yourself. You control what you bring to a moment.
Show up in every moment like you’re meant to be there, because your energy precedes anything you could possibly say.Marie Forleo
How can I show up for the people I love today?
Sometimes, the people we love the most, we thank the least. Whether it’s saying thank-you to your partner for cooking dinner, or texting a good friend to see how their day is going, make an intention to express gratitude and love to the people who matter the most.
What do I want most?
Life is filled with distractions that will derail you. This question is powerful; ask it often.
And I’ll leave you with these words of wisdom from author Timothy Ferris:
Most of the time, “what should I do with my life?” is a terrible question. “What should I do with this tennis serve?” “What should I do with this line at Starbucks?” “What should I do with this traffic jam?” “How should I respond to this anger I feel welling up in my chest?” These are better questions. Excellence is the next five minutes, improvement is the next five minutes, happiness is the next five minutes.Timothy Ferris
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