This morning I read an article that struck a cord with me, Finding Your Passion In Life by Barrie Davenport. She talked about the 5 most important components in our lives and regrets people have related to them. Those components are:
- Our relationships
- Our health
- Our home
- Our work
- Living authentically
After a little explanation, she gives us 15 thought provoking questions to help us reevaluate our present life compared to what’s important to us. These questions help us see how far or little we have come, where we need to put our focus towards, & letting go of things that bring little to no value to our lives. Below, are the questions to help guide you in the right direction according to what’s important to you:
- How are you living inauthentically?
- What beliefs do you maintain that aren’t really your own?
- How are you spending time in ways that aren’t really you?
- How is your work-life balance?
- Do you spend enough quality time with your family and friends?
- Is your work fulfilling and pleasurable?
- What feelings are you repressing because you’re afraid to express them?
- How are you being controlled or negatively influenced by others?
- How are you “keeping the peace” at the expense of your true self?
- What friendships have you let slip that you’d like to maintain?
- In what ways has your life become so busy you no longer have room for people you care about?
- What people are you giving your time to who drain you or who don’t support you?
- What are the limiting beliefs and negative thoughts that hold you back from happiness?
- How are you giving away your power to choose happiness?
- What are you willing to release in order to have the time to find your passion, to enjoy your relationships, and to choose happiness through the simpler pleasures of life?
We are all a work in progress, just never stop working on yourself, otherwise you’ll end up somewhere you’ve never intended to be. You don’t want you unintended destination to turn into one of your biggest life regret Take control of your life today, by living it the way you deem fit.
Are you living your life for yourself the way you want? Or are others in the driver’s seat?