16 Scary Questions to Ask if You are Serious about Creating an Awesome Life

I want to wake up every morning with a smile on my face, jumping out of bed excited to go to work. I want to be thankful to be alive, thankful to be breathing, thankful that I get to do what I love. I want to feel alive.

I imagine a world where every single person was doing what they were born to do. Doing what makes them come alive. Living their dreams. Making a difference. Having ridiculous amounts of fun while doing it.

I want to inspire, to encourage, and to empower my generation to realize their dreams and to do what they were born to do. That's the kind of impact I want to create with my life. What about you?

What do you want to be known for? What do you want your legacy to be? How can you make a difference in the lives of those near and far? No matter how young or old, it's always the right time to ask those questions.

Below are 16 scary questions worth asking if you are serious about creating an awesome life

  1. What if we could realize how short life really is?

  2. What would it look like if we could be grateful for what we have, instead of complaining about what we don't?

  3. What if we could be thankful that we get to live this life, chase our dreams, and make a difference in the world?

  4. What if we chose to love our lives, right now?

  5. How would we live differently if we knew that this was never about us?

  6. What if we realized how ridiculously lucky we are that we get to wake up every morning and go after our dreams?

  7. Why don't we invest more in our most precious asset, our self?

  8. Why do we spend most of our time on worthless things that won't matter in 30 years?

  9. What would happen if we intentionally slowed down and tried to breathe in every moment as if it were our last?

  10. Why do we try to please everyone, to say "yes" to everything, to be everywhere and to do everything?

  11. Why don't we just be ourselves instead of imitating someone else?

  12. Why do we spend money we don't have, to buy things we don't need, to impress people we don't even like?

  13. Why do we spend all our time worrying about the reality of "now," instead of creating a vision for the reality of "tomorrow?"

  14. Why do we worry about what other people think of us?

  15. Why do we go broke trying to look rich?

  16. Why do we do things that aren't true to our calling and destiny?

Share this with a friend who needs to start asking these questions.

Practical Next Steps

Which questions stuck out to you? Take some pen and paper and write down the answers to a few of the most challenging or revealing questions. Take a few minutes to mull over your answers. What did they stir up in you? How did they motivate or trouble you? How can you change to be able to better answer the tough questions? 

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Life is short; don't forget to smile.