Four Questions To Design Your Life

Four Questions To Design Your LifeBefore we begin working together, every client gets homework that is due before our first session. They answer a questionnaire that asks them about everything they want in all areas of their life. In a pinch, these four questions to design your life can work just as well.

The questionnaire my clients receive creates the foundation of work together. It is rather involved and more clients than not come back to me and end up saying something like, “Damn! That was hard!” These four questions will require just about as much thought but are worth your time and effort to answer.

Four Questions To Design Your Life

You don’t to have to spend days filling out a questionnaire or work with me (though I would love it if you did) to begin creating the life that you truly want. When it comes down to it, these four questions to design your life, if you do it right, will give you the ultimate starting point to launch from:

  1. What do you want to have in your life? – Having does not just refer to superficial material things and objects. It refers to more intangible things – like do you want to have better relationships, better health or a more fulfilling career. When you can answer and write these things down it gives you clarity on which direction to set your goals. This clarity can make a huge difference in helping you to move closer to designing and building the life that you really want.
  2. What do you want to do? – Dream big! These days, I am a huge proponent of “overreaching” when it comes to stating both what you want and what you want to do. Give yourself something grand to dream on, something that will take considerable time and will move you beyond the confines of your comfort zone. Make it something that will ultimately push you to perform at the best of your abilities.
  3. What do you want to learn and master? – One of my motto’s, abbreviated is, ABL… Always Be Learning! You can learn something new every day and even the smallest nugget of knowledge gained can be important. Learning is a very important part of self-growth, and if something is not growing then it is probably dying. Always try to find new things that you want to learn then commit to the learning and the mastery of that subject.
  4. What do you want to give? – This one is the most important question I believe. What do you want to give? What can you do to leave a positive impact on the world and to those around you? What unique skills, knowledge, or things do you have to offer? Figure it out and give willingly without expecting anything back in return. Always try to give back whenever you can and give freely of your time, energy, and talents to make the world a better place. When you do that, everyone wins.

It only takes four questions to design your life. Just these four simple questions if answered fully and honestly can completely change your life by giving you both clarity and direction about not only what you want, but also on how you can be a positive influence on the world around you.

Take a run at answering these four questions to design your life and see what you come up with. You just might surprise yourself!

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – A Certified Life Coach In Aspen Colorado

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Photo By Andy Wooten 21 March 2015

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