Be all you can be, but it’s not always in the Army. Although it’s difficult at times to stay in the creative and learning stage when you have real issues to deal with on a variety of levels and depths. I know at times I feel like little league baseball pitcher pitching in the big leagues where everything I throw is either a ball and I’m walking the guy or they hit it out of the ball park!
Despite all of that.. still I aspire for something deeper and more meaningful.
Honestly, if we continue to ask empowering questions even through difficult times, it shouldn’t even bother or even hinder us to becoming all we ought to be. So if you’re feeling as though things aren’t going to change or get better, I would suggest getting back to the basics. Begin to look at the world from inside out. Not in a selfish way though, but in a personal development, self preservation way, and an empowering way.
Here are 10 simple questions to help you get started:
(you should probably go get a piece of paper to write down these answers. You’ll be able to reference them much easier if you do that. Don’t worry.. I’ll wait for you!)
1. What do I really want?
The question of the ages. So many things you want to do with your life and so little time to even go about during the day.
Find something that you are good at can help realize that small step towards improvement. It can bring a upon a renewed sense of energy and excitement. It is something that you can look forward to at the end of the day or the on the weekend.
2. Should I really change?
Today’s generation has taken another level of redefining ‘self’, or at least that’s what the kids are saying. Yet, they have no idea who they really there. They wear the style of clothing that matches their circle of friends and think that’s who they are.
Are you still that kind of person? Are you still hanging around the same broke friends and keep wondering why you can’t change your financial situation?
The bottom line to change is this, whether you choose to accept it or not, your changing everyday. It’s just whether or not you’re making the change for the better or allowing someone or something to make the change for you.. which may not be for the better. It’s your choice!
3. What’s the bright side in all of this?
With so much happening around us there seems to be no room for even considering the bright side to anything. I was just discussing with a friend of mine the other day how much negativity there is in the news and in life in general. So what we did was, we got on the internet and Googled “positive stories in the news”. You would be amazed on how many stories highlighted people doing wonderful things for each other.
As for finding the bright side to your personal situation if you’re going through a rough patch, that takes a little more work than just going to Google. You really have to sit down and make the effort to ask more empowering questions and I promise you’ll find a brighter side in all of it. If you need assistance in coming up with some empowering questions, drop me an email and I’ll help the best I can.
4. Am I comfortable with what I’m doing?
There’s always the easy way and the right way when it comes to deciding what goes with which shoes, or purse, shirt and whatnot. Than again, that’s not really what this is about. After going through the first three questions, you should begin to have a grasp on whether or not you’re comfortable with what you’re doing. Once your 100% honest answering the first question, if you haven’t done so already, you’ll be able to answer this it with greater clarity.
5. Have I done enough for myself?
This is not intended to promote a selfish attitude. It is however, promoting self preservation and awareness. Although going to get your nails done or playing a round of gold is doing something for yourself, are you really doing enough to take care of yourself; mentally, physically and emotionally?
6. Am I happy at where I am today?
This is somewhat an unfair questions, but before you answer it.. just know that whether you answer YES or NO, you’re the one that has created it and you’re the one that can improve upon it!
7. Am I appealing to others?
I don’t mean this in a physical way. Are you the kind of person that attracts positive people into you’re life? Are you’re actions inline with those you’d like to be? Is your character and integrity that of high standards where someone would feel comfortable giving you a chance or introduce you to an opportunity? Are you being a person of success?
8. How much could I have?
I suppose in this case there is no such things as having too much or too little, but it’s more on how badly you really need it. I’d like to have lots of money, no denying that, but the question is, is how much are you willing to work for it? How much are you willing to invest, and I’m not talking about money, to get what you want?
9. What motivates me?
A different way of asking this question is “whats your WHY?” It’s an answer you have to find out for yourself and don’t say it’s because of the money.. cause it’s not! The money you make is just a vehicle to get you closer to your “why”. To get to your “why”, just ask yourself what’s the money for? Then ask yourself “why” again, and again, and as many times as you have to get to the core of what motivates you. (TIP: it usually about 6 or 7 “whys” to get there)
10. What Really Makes You Tick?
So? What really makes you tick? You can be just about anything you always wanted to be, but to realize attaining something that may seem very difficult is already giving up before you even start that journey. Always remember, that self-improvement is not just about the physical or philosophical change you have to undergo, but it’s about creating the life you not only want.. but desire.
To your success and prosperity,