Quite often we are successful in our career, we are achieving our goals. Actually, there are a lot of tools which can help you follow your progress in business or in your career, such as different types of notebooks, checklists, planners etc. However, we are often experiencing that our success is just outside at a professional level, but we are not feeling any harmony inside us at a personal level. Therefore, it is so important to follow your heart and your soul and check your emotions at that time. How to follow your inner progress? How to get your daily work improve your personal life, not just your career path?
I would like to share with you some very powerful questions you should ask yourself every morning. These questions will help you, right after you wake up, to set yourself for a successful day, to be able to truly enjoy the results of your day in the evening, not just to complete your daily to-do list.
These are seven important questions you should ask yourself when you are still in bed in the morning. Remember, the base of your day starts from the time you wake up in the morning. Honest answers will help you to find out if you are moving in the right direction, not just in business or at work, but in your personal life too. Try to ask yourself…
- What is very important in my life right now?
It is very easy. Just think about those things that you have in your life, those things that make you happy: your beautiful cup of coffee, your elegant clothes, your house etc. Remember everyone in your life who makes your life happier, easier and comfortable: your family, friends, relatives, colleagues… Every day we accept those people and things as routine, we take them for granted and we don’t pay so much attention for them. Just think about it, you are so happy to have all of those people and things in your life. Don’t forget to be thankful for your life, for everybody and everything you already have in your life, and you will receive more!
- Am I doing everything that is possible to achieve my dream? What can I do more?
Be honest, do you do everything possible to realize your dreams or your goals? How can you use your talents to make your life more interesting, more comfortable? Try to do just those things which make you comfortable and improve your future. If you need to learn something new to be able to achieve your dream, don’t be lazy and don’t hesitate. Daily small steps towards your goal are better than just thinking about it and taking no action.
- How can I show my love to the people that I love?
The quality of your relationships is the most important factor of happiness in your life. Therefore, people who are spending all their time at work often feel unhappy, sometimes even disappointed in life. The reason is very simple – they don’t have time to build relationships with their families, friends, and spouse. Real love is how you act, not what you talk. You can say anything you want, it is so easy, but what about acting the same way as you talk. It is very important to spend time with your family and show your feelings towards them. Practice this in your daily routine life!
- What does my intuition have to say about my decisions?
Consult with your inner voice every time. Your intuition knows the answers to your questions much better than other people. Every time, try to filter other people’s suggestions through your intuition. British scientists proved that 90% of the time, the decision that you take during the first two seconds is the rightest decision in any particular situation. They also proved that a decision made after three days of thinking and consulting is a bad decision 60% of the time.
- How can I go outside my comfort zone?
Going outside your comfort zone is the most powerful way to find new resources, to see what you are capable of doing, to improve yourself, to become readier for different situations in life. You are not able to see and to assess all situations if you stay in your comfort zone. Just when you are outside your comfort zone, you will think with new horizons, you will become creative, you will be able to surprise yourself with new skills and capabilities. Every day, try to make something new, a small step outside your comfort zone. A daily small step will help you to improve and to become more open for a new horizon.
This is my favorite question. Ask yourself “why shall I do it?” Ask yourself this question every morning before you work on some particular task. The answer will show your inner motivation whether to perform this particular task or to use your time and energy on something else. If you can’t find any motivation to do it, then it will definitely just be a waste of time and energy, so don’t do it and find something else to do.
- If not now, then when?
You will not have another life to achieve your dreams and wishes. Now, at this moment, this is your life. It is not a draft which you will be able to change in the future. The best place for your actions is right here, and the best time is right now. It doesn’t matter what kind of action we could be thinking about at the time being, it could be starting a new business, building relationships, working on a certain project or achieving a certain goal. A small step is much better than no step at all. Just one small step every day will bring you 365 steps closer at the end of the year. You will find yourself much closer to your dream than you were one year ago.
These questions will help you fill your day and your life with the things that are really important to you, not to somebody else. You are building your life, you are living your life, so you are responsible for how to do it the best for you. These questions will help you find your inner motivation to perform your daily tasks and make your day brighter and happier.