Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Four Important Questions

Image by Shai Barzilay

The airline pilot announced over the intercom, “Folks, I've got good news and bad news for you. The bad news is...we’re lost. The good news is...we’re making great time!”

It’s too easy to live our lives like that, isn't it? Making great time, but not sure if we’re heading in the right direction. 

Susan Ertz provocatively said, “Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.” The problem is...they know they would like to accomplish something important with their lives or to somehow make a difference. But when it comes to making the journey toward those destinations, they feel stuck. In short, they are lost.

Author and speaker Danny Cox, in his book Seize The Day, tells of a man who made a great success of his life in spite of tremendous hardships. The moment that ultimately turned this man’s life around was when he sat down and asked himself four important questions:     

  1. What do I really want? He didn’t want to just sleepwalk through life, nor look back someday and feel regret.
  2. What will it cost? In time, money and commitment.
  3. Am I willing to pay the price?    
  4. When is the best time to start paying the price?

It occurs to me that one of these questions is the most difficult: What do you really want? You will need to spend enough time deciding on your answer. But once you figure it out, the other questions will be easy.

ANSWER these four questions and you will get clear on the direction you want to take your life. COMMIT to these answers and you’ll make great time.

-- Steve Goodier

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