There are four key questions that everyone, regardless of their life or business circumstances, should attempt to answer.
Your Journey Must Begin with These 4 Questions
There are four key questions that everyone, regardless of their life or business circumstances, should attempt to answer. These are questions that you shouldn't just answer and be done with it, and never look at them again. You need to constantly revisit them, because the answers to these questions will change over time, and they will change based on things that you do and don't do which you have control over, and they will change on the basis of external factors that you do not have control over.
Where am I?
This doesn't mean, where am I in the physical universe. It means, what is my status? What are my conditions and circumstances? How are things going and am I happy or unhappy with the way things are going, and in what way and to what degree?
How did I get here?
What were the causes that brought me to this state of affairs that I'm in right now? What were the factors, both on my part and externally, that created my current circumstances and situation? What things did I experience, and what decisions and actions did I take (or not take), that brought me to the present moment.
Where do I want to go?
Am I perfectly happy where I'm at and I don't want to go anywhere else, or am I looking for change and improvement, and what do I want that to look like? What are the new conditions and circumstances that I would like to experience?
How do I get there?
How do I get to this place, this set of circumstances and conditions that I want to be in? What do I need to do?
Number 1, where am I? What is my status? What is my state? What are my current circumstances?
Number 2, how did I get here? That one's pretty easy to answer if you're honest with yourself. You know what caused what. You know what things you did and didn't do to create your current circumstances and conditions, and you know what things happened that were external to you, what things that other people did that you had no control over, what external events took place that you had no control over, so you can pretty well, pretty easily, describe how you got to where you are.
Number 3, where do I want to go? Surprisingly, and perhaps sadly, most people can't answer that question, or if they do answer it, they have to think about it first because they don't have answer on the tip of their tongue. They don't really know on a high-awareness level where they want to go. They just want things to be "better", or perhaps "not as bad". So figure this out. Where do you want to go? What is it that you want? And if you just don't know, then make something up. And write it down.
Number 4, how do I get there? This is the tough one, the one that most people spend most of their time on. What do I need to do to create the new circumstances and conditions and status that I want to experience?
You can't just answer these questions in a flippant fashion. Well, you can, but you shouldn't. Don't just answer them once and then forget about it. Work on them. Think about them. Write down your answers and then revisit the questions later. Look at your answers two weeks from now, a month from now. Do that on a regular basis, because this is the thing that's going to create awareness, that's going to help you understand where you are, how you got there and define where you want to go, and hopefully lead you to come up with a plan for getting there.
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