First steps to revisit and reset dreamlines of your Life
Finding the life’s meaning or “What should I do with my life?” What is the meaning of Life? and “What is the point of it at all?” Those are some of the questions everyone has at least asked once or probably more in their life time.
These doubts invade in mind when nothing else fills it. I had my moments, even today before writing this post I had some thoughts of trying to get an answer for the meaning of life! “Why am I living this way”? But when I think of times where I was 100% alive and undistracted which I call living in the Awesome Zone, chances are that it was when we were completely focused in the moment on something external, we felt fulfilled and had no time for questioning the existential realities.
In the book 4HWW Tim points out that, sports and sex are two of the greatest examples where we completely get focused and involved. But I know there might be times you were thinking of something else while having sex 😉 Then you are missing the awesomeness guys!
The “meaning” of “life” question is unanswerable without further elaboration. Before spending time on a stress-inducing question, big of otherwise, ensure that the answer is “yes” to the following two questions:
- Have I decided on a single meaning for each term in this question?
- Can an answer to this question be acted upon to improve thing?
Tim Ferris says “What is the meaning of life?” fails the first and thus the second. Questions about things beyond your sphere of influence life “What if the train late tomorrow/” fail the second and should thus be ignored. These are not worthwhile questions. If you can’t define it or act upon it, forget it.
I think most of the successful people believe that life exists to be enjoyed and that the most important thing is to feel good about ourselves. In 4HWW it shows that some criticize a focus and self-love and enjoyment as selfish or hedonistic, but it’s neither. Enjoying life and helping others – or feeling good about you and increasing the greater goodare no more mutually exclusive that being agnostic and leading a moral life. One does not preclude other.
Let’s assume everyone agree on this. Still people might ask “What can I do with my time to enjoy life and feel goo about myself?” the answer and core of the 4HWW is “Learning Unlimited” Tim mentions it as “Sharpening the Saw”
So How can you find your life’s missions or let’s call the passions which you want to live by?
In the book 4 Hour Work Week, Tim gives some good questions which will help you:
What are you good at?
What could you be the best at?
What makes you happy?
What excites you?
What makes you feel accomplished and god about yourself?
What are you most proud of having accomplished in your life? Can you repeat this or further develop it?
What do you enjoy sharing or experiencing with other people?
Based on the answers for the above questions, consider testing new vocations and take the path which will get you closer to your life’s mission.
Live Life to the fullest while acquiring new skills and providing solutions to the world.