You should always see a better life in your future.
If not, something needs to change. Writer Ralph B. Smith once made an observation that children ask roughly 125 questions per day and adults ask about six questions per day. Somewhere between childhood and adulthood, we lose 119 questions per day.
A child’s innate curiosity about life is instilled in them at birth. The more questions they ask, the more they discover about themselves and the world around them. Michelangelo, at the age of 87 said, “I am still learning.” All of us fall into unproductive habits, sometimes unconsciously. This is one of the reasons we should ask ourselves and others about what we could do better or differently. Discovering the best you will require set times to examine your life and the direction it is heading. As you begin this near year think of this as an investment. This may take some soul searching, meditation and reflection, but it is worth it.
To really own your calling and move forward as a learner, it will require this kind of investment. Muhammad Ali put it this way, “The fight is won or lost far away from the witnesses, behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road; long before I dance under those lights.” I discovered 3 questions that are helpful for this type of investment.
- What were some of the actions you were taking when you were getting good results and life was moving in the right direction?
- What about my current patterns of behavior are stopping me from taking the actions that were working before?
- What is true about my God-given identity that will give me the confidence to change my current patterns of behavior?