Life keeps on changing. Either we get better or worse. We are going forward or backward. Regardless of where we are, we all want to be successful. We read books, we listen to podcasts, and we watch videos. We do everything we can to move forward toward success. Apart from all these activities, you can ask some crucial questions to yourself. These questions will help you achieve greater success. Always remember – good questions lead to information.
1. Where are you and why are you there?
“If you are born poor, it’s not your mistake. But if you die poor, it’s your mistake.”
– Bill Gates
While traveling, we keep travel map with us. We plan the whole trip and follow the directions. What about life? Do you have life map for yourself? Whether you accept it or not – on whatever stage of life you are, it is your own life map that you followed. People make choices and take decisions in their lives. Those choices and decisions create the life map. Ask yourself – “Are you going forward or backward?” Ask “Why” by answering “Why” you will be able to know the reasons behind your current life situation. These questions will give you the clear picture of the difference between your vision and reality.
2. What is the alternative?
“Every choice you make has an end result.”
– Zig Ziglar
People often compare themselves with others and moan about their life circumstances. It is very simple. You simply have to accept the reality of your life. You can love the reality or hate the reality. Some facts will not be changed. Think about alternatives. Think about the ways from which you can change the current scenario of your life. Get options and start taking actions.
3. What will you do and how will you do it?
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
Understand the difference between your dreams and reality. Your purpose of life and passion should go hand in hand. Purpose of life and passion helps you to move forward towards success. Ask yourself –
“What will you do to fulfill your purpose? Do you have a proper plan to turn your dream into reality? How are you going to fulfill your purpose? What is holding you back? Which are the steps you can take today to move forward towards your goal?
4. Do you believe in yourself?
“To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.”
– Sugar Ray Robinson
You have the life purpose defined. You have the plan ready to fulfill your purpose. The most important question is – “Do you believe in yourself?” Develop your self-confidence. Trust yourself. Believe that you can achieve everything you desire. Have faith in your abilities.
5. What is the smallest step forward?
“As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.”
Nothing will happen overnight. To reach your destination you have to take steps. Think – what is the first smallest step you can take? Step that will lead you closer towards your goal. A successful journey begins with a small step. You can just not sit around and wait for success come to you. You have to take a leap. Start with what you have already. After taking the first step, you will be able to know – what is missing and what can be improved. You can’t just keep on imagining about success. You actually have to go in the battle, give your best fight and win your success. Start small. One step at a time.