A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or the others crazy – Albert Einstein
At school I was that annoying kid that was always waving his hand frantically in the air, asking what many would regard as “dumb” questions.
Throughout my life I’ve always found time to ask myself tough questions. I keep a list of questions on my laptop which I view weekly or when I need to regain focus or direction in my life.
I find asking myself questions very useful to bring me back to a point of perspective, and thought that you might to.
Grab a notepad and pen and try brainstorming your answers.
Here is the list of questions I ask myself:
- When was the last time you laughed?
- What is your WHY?
- What does happiness mean to you?
- What is the single most important thing you can do today?
- What if money was no object, how would you spend your day?
- What are you grateful for today?
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- What are your deepest fears?
- What value can you offer the world that no one else can?
- Why do you matter?
- What does success look like to you?
- What have you been resisting?
- What is the one vocation/cause/activity that could get you out of bed happily for the rest of your life?
- What do you regret not doing?
- If you could write a note to your younger self, what would it say?
- What do you imagine your life looking like in 5 years time?
- What do you want to be remembered for?
- In one word, what do you live for?
Change is natural and as time goes on your beliefs, vision and values will adjust, and as a result, your answers to each of these question will change too – that’s fine, roll with it.
I hope these questions help you as much as they have helped me.
All the best and keep smiling,
Daniel Beaumont, Sunday 6th March 2016
About the Author
Hello everyone, I’m Dan – a 28-year-old social entrepreneur and writer from the north of England, living in Bucharest, Romania. I’m currently writing my first book about my 4-year journey around the world seeking wisdom and life-lessons from everyday people I met hitchhiking and Couchsurfing.
I discovered that travel, if approached with the right mindset, can be life-changing, and a trip combining travel, purpose and introspection is a great way to learn, challenge oneself and change for the better. Now my mission in life is to share what I’ve learned to inspire others to embark on their own journey of self-discovery and use travel, entrepreneurship and technology as a means to make the world a better place.
I’m also the founder of Podstel – a vision to help humanity belong and grow by creating a worldwide network of ‘homes’ that bring locals and travellers together to share their stories, passions and skills. The first two Podstels are open and thriving in Bucharest, so if you’re passing through, be sure to come and say hi, or stay the night with us.
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