#13: 7 Questions to Ask to Determine What You Want Out of Life

When you feel like you have a sense of purpose in your life, you wake up each day full of gratitude and a fire to work towards that purpose. I want you to look up and realize that you’ve achieved or you’re working to achieve everything you want out of life. Question #1 What would I like to be doing during retirement? Depending on how you answer this question, you’ll have a better idea of what you should be doing now to get you there. If you know your retirement is filled with travel and luxury, you’ll need to up your retirement savings right now. This could mean some sacrificing now, so you’ll enjoy it later. If your retirement seems low key, maybe you focus your extra money on other things. Question #2 What is my love language? Finding out your love language as early as possible allows you to express to others what you need to feel loved and show love. You’ll have a better understanding of yourself and what you need. You can use this information to share with others, to ensure you’re fulfilled. Knowing your love language brings an added layer of self-awareness, which is the key to seeking happiness. Question #3 What impact would I like to have? I believe we’re all put on this earth to make a difference. That difference can be in the form of helping one living thing or thousands. When you know the impact you’d like to have, you can start doing things to help you leave that impact. You can act with the intention of having that impact on others. This will leave you feeling fulfilled at the end of your days. Question #4 What are my core values and beliefs? When you know your core values and beliefs, you can act in integrity with those values and beliefs. When I say “core values and beliefs”, I’m referring to the key principles you stand by. The point is to identify your core values and beliefs and start living a life centered around them. Question #5 If money were no object, what would I be doing? I challenge you to get deep here and have fun. The goal is to understand what brings you joy – whether it requires money or not. When you know what brings you joy, you can start putting yourself in a position to consistently seek out those things. Question #6 What am I most passionate about? People can be passionate about a variety of things. There’s no right or wrong answer here, only the answer that serves you. Similar to the other questions: when you know what you’re passionate about, you can start working towards having those things in your life regularly. Question #7 Do I like to live in the moment or plan ahead? I ask this final question because it’ll help give you insight into how you operate. If you’re a person who likes to live in the moment, you’ll have to work a little harder to have a plan in place for your life. If you’re a person who likes to plan ahead, you’ll have to be mindful of your day-to-day activities.

Here’s a glance at this episode:

  • [01:53] First question to ask yourself is what you want to be doing in retirement. What does your life look like then?
  • [03:13] Second question to ask is what your love language is. This helps you understand how to give and receive love.
  • [04:55] Third question to ask is what impact you would like to have.
  • [07:14] Fourth question to ask is what your core values and beliefs are. These will help you make decisions throughout your life.
  • [08:15] Fifth question to ask yourself is what you’d be doing if money were no object.
  • [09:24] Sixth question to ask is what you’re most passionate about.
  • [10:11] Your final question to ask will help you determine how you should plan your life. Are you more spontaneous or structured?
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