WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT?
WRITTEN BY JOHNSON ADE OKUNADE
Often, we are so busy doing the “seemly important” things that we ignore the “important” things. Taking a moment to take inventory of our lives through introspection makes us accountable for and organize our lives properly.
Have you ever take a moment to ask yourself what you are really after? The bottom line of all the struggles! Just like I said last week; “think your way through the maze” one of the vital steps you have to take towards achieving your goals is asking the right questions.
What do you really want; when was the last time you stopped and took a deep breath and asked yourself this question? It is an important one to ask. Although, under pressure it can be easier to start explaining what you don’t want.
Don’t wait till you are under pressure before asking yourself this question, all that does is reinforce the negative. In order to be able to move forward you need the stimulation of a vision, a goal, and a glimpse of how you would really like things to be.
It is a bit like thinking about your holiday plans before you get on the plane or bus. It makes you feel good, motivated, excited. Much better than a good old moan about how you don’t want this and you don’t want that.
Have you ever noticed how that can prompt feelings of the exact opposite to the ones that would help you to move forward and actually get what you do want? So, our very first ‘Special Response Question’ is the most important one:
WHAT IS IT THAT YOU WANT?
Describe this in all its glory: your business, your work, your lifestyle, your relationships, the way you live your business life, the money you are earning, how you are spending it, what you are doing with your spare time – really let yourself dream. Write it down and date it.
Where do you want to be 12 months from now?
Where do you want to be three years from now?
What about five years?
Now imagine yourself five years on, having achieved what you want and looking back on yourself today; ask yourself this important question:
What were the most important things you did that enabled you to get where you wanted to be?
Did these questions make you think?
Notice how easy it is to shift your mind to a better place when you ask yourself the right question. You may be working hard in your business right now and haven’t had time to really ‘think’ about how you could be growing and developing your business.
It might take all your energy just to keep going and get what needs to be done, done. The right questions challenge your thinking, they challenge what you are doing and how you are doing it, they stimulate and most importantly they help you to change things.
Every Monday is a new start, an opportunity to start afresh. Give it a try again, it’ll surely work out.
On behalf of all of us at My Woven Words; I wish you a great week ahead!
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