"The unexamined life is not worth living." — Socrates
A majority of the population in the urban world spends more time researching and planning their summer vacations than they do introspecting and designing their lives. It’s sad but true.
Are you one of those people? If yes, do you want to continue living a life of aimlessness and be content with superficial pleasures? Or do you want to escape the mediocrity trap and start living a conscious and meaningful life?
Tony Robbins once remarked, “The quality of your life is a direct reflection of the quality of the questions you are asking yourself.”
It’s wise to carve out some quiet moments of soul-searching and be thoughtful about one's life. Amidst the chaos and demands of the world, it is easy to lose sight of our true calling and the path we are meant to tread. Therefore, I encourage you to pause, get yourself in a relaxed state (maybe take a few deep breaths if needed), and ask yourself that crucial question: “How am I meant to live?”
Asking this question is an act of reclaiming our agency and reconnecting with our innermost desires and values. It compels us to dive deep into the depths of our souls, to explore the core of our being. It urges us to question what we are truly meant to do, and what endeavors align with our passions and bring us fulfillment.
But it doesn't stop there. Once we have pondered our purpose, we must also reflect on what we will no longer tolerate in our lives. We must cast away the shackles of complacency and mediocrity. Because we deserve better. We must identify the toxic relationships, the unfulfilling jobs, and the self-imposed limitations that hinder our growth and happiness. By doing so, we pave the way for a life filled with authenticity and profound joy.
In our pursuit of excellence, we must establish the standards we will hold ourselves to. It is not enough to merely exist; we must strive to thrive. We owe it to ourselves to set ambitious goals and work tirelessly towards them. We must embrace discipline, resilience, and unwavering commitment to personal growth and professional development. By setting high standards of excellence, we push ourselves to unlock our true potential and become the best versions of ourselves.
So, take a few moments to delve into the depths of your soul. Be thoughtful about your life and the way you choose to live it. Ask yourself high-quality questions, challenge your assumptions, and reimagine the possibilities. Embrace the journey of self-discovery and let your newfound clarity guide you towards a life of meaning, fulfillment, and excellence.