I can’t think of many more important questions to ask yourself than this. I say that because it’s really easy to go a REALLY long time without ever asking it..
To just go along with what those around you/society at large has told you is important or equates to success. To plug away, day after day, without ever really taking a moment to slow down & ask yourself, what am I actually trying to achieve here?!
I’m not saying those around you or society at large are wrong - there’s no right or wrong way to live life.
But, wouldn't it be a shame to live your entire life in a way that doesn’t align with what you actually care about?
Whenever I find myself lacking direction/motivation, I return to this question. In fact, I did so last week - here’s what I came up with:
▫️ Feeling connected to other people & sharing experiences
▫️ To be healthy, pain-free, & capable of doing the activities I enjoy
▫️ Inner peace; being free of excessive self-criticism & living less in a state of fear & worry
▫️ Becoming a more aware, conscious, intelligent, & empathetic human being
▫️ Having a positive influence on the lives of people around me
▫️ Freedom to spend my time how I want
▫️ Financial freedom to invest in the things & experiences that interest me
My answers have changed over the years - and I’m sure they will continue to.
But just taking that first step & asking yourself the question "What do I really want?" is such a powerful way of developing greater self-awareness.
Having this greater internal knowledge in turn allows you to make much better informed decisions surrounding your life - your career, relationships, & your overall lifestyle.
So, I encourage you to take 5 minutes today & ask yourself the same question.
And, if you’re feeling brave, I’d love to hear your answers in the comments below.
Christian Lawal Personal Training.
Personal training in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge & Sevenoaks.