223: History Notes: 5 Question to Improve Your Life
We all want to live our best lives; we all want to do the things we enjoy and be around the people we love. However, when work, school, family, and bills come into play, living our best lives is thrown out the door. Now instead of living, we’re surviving. But here’s the thing; if you want to live your best life, you need to consistently try to improve your current state. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have time for self-improvement. Yet, improving your life doesn’t have to be about making radical changes. You don’t need a massive overhaul to live a more fulfilled life. And doesn’t have to wait. You can start today by answering these 5 questions.
What Do You Love? – 07:34
If you’re looking to improve your life, the first step will always be looking at who or what you love. Your happiness is the main reason for being around people or things you love. Finding that place guarantees contentment, makes you even more motivated and makes saying no to the wrong things easier. Think of all the things you truly love, write them down, and do more of them every day.
How Can I Make This Easier? – 10:43
Life is full of ups and downs, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed with everything around you. Fortunately, you can make life less complicated by trying to make it easier. If it’s a relationship, ask yourself what you can do to make it easier. Do the same for your business and start making changes.
Nonetheless, no amount of simplifying can make your life totally simple because some things are just way out of our control. This is why sometimes all you can do is make intentional decisions on what supports your mission and what doesn’t. And that can sometimes mean ending a relationship.
Will This Matter a Year From Now? – 15:46
Is what you’re stressing about right now matter a year from now? To answer the question, you have to figure out the importance of the issue at hand. If it’s important, then maybe it will matter. But if it’s not, then it definitely won’t matter. So the next time you get stuck in traffic, have an argument with your spouse, or miss a deadline, ask yourself if it will really matter 12 months from now. This question makes it easy for me to stop sweating over the small stuff. If you don’t see the consequences of a problem sticking on and making your life miserable a year from now, let it go.
Does This Bring Me Joy? – 20:58
We all want to be happy. But happiness can sometimes be hard to find. The good news is that you can 100% improve your levels of joy and happiness. I’m always on the lookout for things that make me happy because then I can feel great about myself, confident, powerful, lovable, and satisfied with life.
Nevertheless, you won’t really know what brings you joy unless you embrace the spirit of adventure. Bite the bullet and give it a go, otherwise, it’s all just speculation. Try out new stuff because you’ll never know until you try.
If Nothing Changes, Are You Good With This? – 24:34
If you look at your life and analyze everything that makes you who you are, do you feel like you’ll be fine if things remain the same? Will you be happy with your partner if nothing changes? How will you fare financially if nothing changes in your business? If the answer is yes, then it’s all good. Continue on with your life. But if the answer is no, then you better start making changes.