You are the one who determines where you can go
When it comes down to the pre-requisites to be successful, I realized that it’s not measured by the level of intelligence or strength of an individual.
However, it may be contributed by the amount of effort one puts in, or the value of network surrounding that person. But then again, those points are related to the main factor – one’s desire to want to succeed.
I started out as an engineer and opening a motor business which struggled half of my life. I traveled almost around the world 20 times for work, and now become a teacher in Southeast Asia. Now looking back, it’s all my choices.
All I know is that those hardships did not break me, instead at some turning point, I let it groomed me. The segregation between negativity and positivity exists only because our mind tells us there is a difference between the two.
Here are just 29 questions that open the door to having a real conversation with yourself during your ups and downs that I have applied for myself and I want to ask you to answer these questions honestly for yourself.
1. What activity in your life lights you up with joy?
2. What is something you always love doing, even when you are tired or rushed? Why?
3. If a relationship or job makes you unhappy, do you choose to stay or leave?
4. What do you fear about leaving a bad job or a bad relationship?
5. What do you believe is possible for you?
6. What have you done in your life that you are most proud of?
7. What is the thing that you are second most proud of?
8. What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
9. How does your being here in the universe change humanity for the better?
10. If you could have one single wish granted, what would it be?
11. How comfortable are you with your own mortality?
12. What is your highest core value?
13. To your best knowledge, how do other people perceive you?
14. How would you like others to perceive you?
15. How confident are you in your abilities to make decisions for yourself?
16. What is your biggest self-limiting belief?
17. Who is the most important person in your life?
18. Who is your greatest role model?
19. Who is a person that you don’t like yet you spend time with?
20. What is something that is true for you no matter what?
21. What is your moral compass in making difficult decisions?
22. What is one failure that you have turned into your greatest lesson?
23. What role does gratitude play in your life?
24. How do you feel about your parents?
25. How is your relationship with money?
26. How do you feel about growing old someday?
27. What role has formal education played in your life and how do you feel about it?
28. Do you believe your destiny is pre-determined or in your hands to shape however you wish?
29. What do you believe is the meaning of your life?
Because change is the only constant in life. I wish you nothing else but success.