At this time of year, many of us step back from our usual routine, and take time to reconnect with family and friends from our past. We also, quite naturally, contemplate the year/s ahead. Whether you are a formal goal-setter, or prefer to reflect on your purpose in a less structured way, I hope you find the following three questions helpful.
They are not my own questions. They come from George Kinder, father of the life planning movement. And they really resonate with me:
- If you had all the money in the world, how would you change your life?
- If you knew you had only 5 – 10 years to live, how would you change your life?
- If you were told you had only 24 hours to live, what would you have missed?
Each of these questions in turn prompts other questions. For example, if I had all the money in the world I would have a schedule based on what I want to do, rather than what I feel I have to do. I would want to do more regular yoga classes. But could I re-arrange my life so that I could do that now ..?
I hope these questions bring a richness to your reflections.
For more on George Kinder, go to: http://www.kinderinstitute.com/george.htm
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