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Since the rise of civilization, our ancestors tried to clear up the confusion about existence. Leaving no stone unturned is not a guarantee for getting to the bottom of this mystery. Over the course of thousands of years, notable figures from the past exerted themselves to break the spell of ignorance.
By quoting the famous phrase of Albert Camus, you’ll get a glimpse of what eminent personalities tried to convey:
“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
Hitting the nail on the head as a process proved to an arduous journey or an adventure that not everyone had the guts to embark upon.
In all honesty, resolving the enigma for the ordinary minds in the past was like looking for a needle in a haystack. Each habit supposedly poses a threat to unraveling the cause of empty-headedness, and hence a person had to embroil in this battle stripped of all mental and social concepts to get the idea.
The following 5 Questions, will help you determine whether the Voice is your friend or your greatest adversary:
1. What is My Life Purpose?
You can spend a lifetime without even asking this question. The mainstream thought of the 21st century requires a new mindset which incites people to immerse in providing value for the community and perceive it as the ultimate goal. What life has in store for us no one knows, so there’s no point in untangling its clues, right?
Well, not quite!
Eckhart Tolle sums this up nicely by saying:
“You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge.”
This generosity and graciousness ought to be the trigger for asking yourself the following question or use it as a stepping stone for overcoming mediocrity.
2. What are My Core Values?
Each morning is a chance to put your values and moral principles to the test. Each passing second you spend doing something acts as irrefutable proof of your intentions and strategies in life. If you are not aware of your urges, you are already drifting off course.
For a survivor, weighing your options and looking for a way out is probably the only path. The consequences of your actions are in tight correlation with your values that you’ve begun developing since the day of your birth.
The former US President Ronald Reagan during the Cold War conveyed mind-blowing words:
“The ultimate determinant in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas-a trial of spiritual resolve: the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideals to which we are dedicated.”
The theory of questioning your values is proving to be life-altering, especially for those who are still on the lookout for their innate skills.
3. If I Had a Magic Wand, How Would I Arrange My Life?
Just to be clear, you don’t have three wishes, just one to rearrange everything. How would your life unfold if you had all the power in the universe? Truthfully, these tendencies and demands emerge as a result of unfulfilled ambitions.
By now, the Voice dwelling inside you has found a good hiding spot from which it pulls the strings. Likewise, we are inclined to agree that our preferences had imprisoned us; we have become slaves of our personal creation.
In the meantime, you place confidence in these internal phenomena and refuse to acknowledge that you are no longer a force to be reckoned with.
Jose Eduardo dos Santos believes:
“There is no magic wand that can resolve our problems. The solution rests with our work and discipline.”
4. If I Fail in Accomplishing My Goals, What Would be My Next Step?
This is the bridge where most people show their backs and flee, and just a handful of individuals manage to cross it under “heavy fire” from the mind. In other words, this is the decisive point that makes or breaks a person.
Whatever misleading info you possess regarding the traits you require to come out a winner, at the end it all comes down to the mindset. The step you take after an eventual failure should serve as a reminder of your endurance and agility to cope with the pressure of today and tomorrow.
The habits you cultivate allude to all aspects of your personal agenda that you wish to enforce upon the world.
Napoleon Hill in one of his classics “Think and Grow Rich” shared his thoughts on the power of the mind:
“There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge. Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.”
5. What Do I Love About This Life?
Is there something that you wouldn’t want to change? Something that keeps you motivated on a daily basis and lit a fire in your heart when the life-trajectory takes an unexpected turn. All things considered, you should really focus on these cheerful moments and nurture them.
This is, in fact, the breakthrough you’ve been waiting for so long. Refrain yourself from commenting and immersing in meaningless activities.
The bottom line is you should seize the day by being thankful for what you already have.
Let’s put Oprah on the line and hear what she has to say:
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.
There you have it. Now I turn it over to you.
As Mark Twain said: Sail away from the Safe Harbor; allow the wind to lead the way. Turn on the adventurism by identifying the culprit which stops you from exploring the uncharted areas of life.
About the Author
Emir Zecovic likes to be perceived as the go-to guy for new ideas. A real poster boy for finding the right words which can be put into action. Momentarily, he offers his time, energy and heart to 12 Min. Blogging about productivity, self-help and personal development is his unquenchable passion; you can follow him on Facebook.
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