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Day 25 – The questions that guide us


~There is something special when your words are clever. When your mind creates a unique endeavor. But where do you go when the words are slow and it seems you’ll be writing never. ~

Today I’m doing something a little bit different. When I was in school I was given a set of things to do whenever you are stuck for words. I was in a PR program at the time (it’s my non-psychology degree). And when we had to write news copy or come up with campaign strategies and we were stuck we had to go through a list of questions. When I was in my master’s program for psychology, I changed the questions over to questions about ourselves for motivational purposes. This morning I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about today. I just knew I wanted to provide something of use. I have had some things on my mind lately, so I started going through the list of questions to figure out what to do next, and then I realized the list would probably be of good use, so I decided to give you the list instead. Basically it’s a short list of questions designed to be reflective in nature so that when we think about the questions we build a platform to work from. I always write down my answers, because again, tangible forms of the thoughts in our minds are essential so that we have something to go back to and to create a map from. It can have whatever paths we need and any alternate routes we may need to utilize, but we have the starting point and ultimate destination in front of us any time we need to see it.

  1. Who am I right now?
  2. Who do I want to be?
  3. Where am I right now?
  4. Where do I want to be?
  5. Who has gone to where I want to go?
  6. What did they do to get there?

The purpose of the list is to be a starting point. Once we see who we want to be and where we want to go, we can find others who have made that transition. Everyone starts somewhere. We have to be content with starting where we are at. And we have to know where we want to go if we plan to get there. We have to have something to come back to that can guide us. This list creates a starting point for our own action plan. It allows us to see ways to get to where we want to go, and to research what needs to be done, so that we can then start on our own way. Awareness (of who we are and where we are going) and Knowledge (of who we want to be and how to get there) are keys in life. We have to put them in front every day, so that we go through each day with purpose. Time passes each day, and it’s time that we do not get back. So taking the time to making it meaningful matters.

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