Asking the Right Questions

Being able to ask yourself the right questions is a skill. Unless right questions are asked, choosing the right course for the future can be tricky. I’ve realized that questions such as What Do You Really Want in Life? are wrong questions to ask because the “Want” part in it suggests ownership. That’s why so many people respond to it with wrong answers without even realizing it. It’s very common to get “Lots of Money” as answers to questions starting with “What do you want?” yet money is nothing more than what they see as a vehicle to what they truly want. Let’s forget the “What do you want?” and start asking the right questions:

  • What excites you?
  • What makes you happy?
  • What makes you feel alive?
  • What should happen in your day to consider it the best day of your life?

When you start asking yourself questions like the ones above, then you are asking the right questions. And unless you start asking yourself the right questions, you’re not gonna get the right answers and without right answers, how are you supposed to decide what’s really good for you? There are different things that make different people feel like their lives are fulfilling. For me it’s travel, the ability to explore beautiful places around the world, meeting new people of different ethnic backgrounds – when I get my breath taken away by being exposed to the beauty of a place I haven’t been to before, that’s when I feel alive. Find out what makes you feel alive and then you can start re-arranging your life to achieve your goals. It all starts with you asking the right questions. Afterall, what’s the point of running if you’re facing the wrong way?

It’s your decisions that determine your destiny, not your goals. Goals are nothing without action. But without right course of action, wrong goals could be achieved. Ask yourself the right questions, so you can make the right decisions and believe in your ability to achieve it. As a response to your will and beliefs, the universe will conspire to make it happen. You don’t get to choose when you’re going to die, or how. But you can decide how you’re going to live. Now!

If you had one shot, one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted, one moment, would you capture it, or just let it slip…
— Eminem