What is your purpose? What are you passionate about? What motivates you to get out of bed each morning? What do you stand for? Have you taken the time to identify your purpose? Are you pursuing this purpose despite your circumstances and situation? Is your purpose the driving force for everything that you do?
Sometimes the very act of asking tough, thought-provoking questions is the starting point for a life filled with endless possibilities. When we ask ourselves questions that require our honesty, time and determination we are utilizing one of the most important tools of living a fearless life. It is one thing desiring and dreaming but it is another finding out if you are capable of accomplishing all those goals, dreams, and aspirations that you have in your head, on your bucket list or 100 lifetime goals list. Asking questions of self is one thing; digging for the answers is a little more difficult.
When things come our way that we do not like or expect, we ask the question “why me?” We sulk and pout. We may even throw a pity party for ourselves. “What did I do to deserve this?” we ask. Unfortunately, these are not the kind of questions you should be asking yourself at this time. Instead you should be asking yourself questions that allow you to do some self-assessment and self-evaluation. These types of questions allow you to see who you are, where you are and where you are going. They are purpose-driven questions.
The questions above are the best place to start. If you don’t like those then here are six more thought-provoking questions for you to answer.
Do you really know who you are?
Do you fully comprehend how powerful you are?
Are you doing everything in your power to be all that you can be?
Are you in control of you?
Do you allow others to define and dictate who you are?
What beliefs are you holding on to that have you stuck in your rut?
So what are you waiting for? Get that pen and paper and begin to answer. The answers may surprise you. One thing I know is that they will motivate you to take action in moving closer to your purpose.