5 Questions That Will Change Your LifeDec 03, 2022
5 Questions That Will Change Your Life 🖐
Thought of the week:
“Very little is needed to make a happy life. It is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” - M Aurelius
In this week’s newsletter, I share my take on a post by The Daily Stoic about 5 questions that will dramatically change your life.
1. Who do you spend your time with?
I’ve shared before the impact of your environment and how it’s critical to align your surroundings to where you are headed.
The same goes for your personal bubble.
It’s the number one factor that influences who you become and what you do in your life.
You rise or sink to the level of the people you surround yourself with.
Want to get in shape? Find a group of fit people.
Want to start a business? Find someone who’s 2 steps ahead of you.
Willpower is fleeting and takes too much brain power to be sustainable.
But environment is sustainable.
You fall to the level of your surroundings and your surroundings shape who you become.
Is there anyone in your life who feel you can’t be your true self around?
Who would judge you if you fully expressed your interests?
2. Is this in my control?
The most difficult, yet transformational moment in a person’s life is when they understand they are in FULL control of their response & actions.
And that everything else is out of their control.
This awareness is scary because it means you have a great amount of responsibility in your life.
You own 100% of your actions and how you respond.
Nothing you do or say is because of someone else, it’s all on you.
Ultimately, this realization is freeing as it allows you to become hyper-focused on what actually matters in life.
And filter what’s out of your control.
3. What does your ideal day look like?
How will you ever create the life you want if you don’t even know what you want your day to look like?
When are you at your best?
What gives you the most energy?
What kind of life do you want to live?
When you know what you want, it simplifies decision-making and allows you to stay present.
By having a vision, you can set clear goals and create a plan that will lead to making your ideal day your reality.
4. What is THE most important thing?
In his book, The One Thing, Gary Keller writes:
“What is the ONE Thing I can do such that by doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”
And my favorite…
“Until my ONE Thing is done — everything else is a distraction.”
And if you haven’t taken the time to create your ideal day, how the hell will you know what’s important?
You first have to get brutally honest with yourself. No BS, no fluff.
Identify what matters most and do that before anything else with full energy.
5. Is this who I want to be?
Have you ever considered who you want to be?
Who you envision yourself becoming?
Are you working daily to bring that into reality?
Or are you just taking the path of least resistance?
Remember, you were built to do hard things.
You’re designed to embrace the suck and come out better on the other side.
But you’ll need to be brutally honest with yourself about where you’re at, where you want to go, and what’s getting in your way.
Some questions to answer before January 1:
👉 What does the next version of “you” look like?
I don’t care if you’re 65 or 25. You can still evolve, grow, and learn new things.
Get crystal clear and think through ONE thing you can do to get there.
Think small. Now think even smaller. Start there.
👉 What are you willing to give up to become the best version of yourself?
The hours of evening TV? Alcohol? Crap food? Social media?
Only you can come up with the answer.
👉 What beliefs are no longer serving you and need to be left behind in 2022?
What self-limiting beliefs are holding you back?
Leave that shit in 2022 once and for all.
How’re you changing your life in 2023?
Whenever you’re ready, here’s how I can help: