Good morning! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
It’s been busy around here.
We are starting the process of organization ahead of school! It’s hard to believe that school starts in one month here!
My cousin got the call this weekend to receive her kidney transplant! Hooray!
And my parents have finally decided to move to an assisted living apartment in their home town. I am happy they are moving forward but I still wished they would move here.
We have looked at the importance of Finding Your Purpose and the SWOT analysis when doing the work of a self-analysis. This post provides a few specific questions that can be completed in conjunction with the SWOT analysis.
The Search for Your True Self
Isn’t it interesting how there are no two individuals who are exactly alike? Even identical twins — who share the same DNA – aren’t exactly the same. In addition to our genes, we’re molded by our environments.
Why is it that so many people feel so unfulfilled and don’t know what they’re here for? Even if you believe in God or a higher existence, you may still be confused as to what your purpose is.
You may feel that this is the life you signed up for.
Here are some questions to ask yourself so that you can begin to discover who you are and what you are meant to be. Only once you know who you are, can you begin to live the life you truly desire through reaching new heights and potential. You might want to grab a pen and paper to write down your answers so that you can refer to them again later.
- What are your favorite things to do?
We’re talking about things you love doing and feel most happy when doing. For example, if you’re a mother, do you feel most happy when you are at home with your children? Do you have any particular hobbies that you love? Do you enjoy bicycling, volunteering, or exercising?
2. If money was no issue, what would you really do with your time?
Would you continue working at the job or career that you are currently involved in? Or would you do something different? What would you do – would it be related or in a completely different field? Would you even keep working? What is it that you always wished you could do? Would you travel to specific destinations? Would you build a nice house? Where would it be?
3. Are you afraid of judgment from others if/when you change the course of your life?
It’s difficult to be who you truly are meant to be, if you’re fearful of being judged by others. For example, if you grew up with two parents who were physicians, there’s often the pressure to follow in the footsteps of the parents. After all, it’s a career which holds a lot of prestige, and one where you can earn a decent income. However, it can also come with a lot of stress, and a lot of hours away from home. It may mean missing a child’s birthday or other important events.
It’s easier to follow your true passions when you have people who support you and recognize you for your uniqueness.
4. Do you wake up excited to start the day?
Are you excited to go to work, and feel like what you are doing is meaningful and significant? Or does it feel like you only start living after the workday has ended, and you can pursue other talents and interests?
To conclude, you have been provided with some questions that you can ask yourself to help you discover your true self. If you learn that you aren’t following or listening to the true desires of your heart, then only you can make those changes in your life.
I wish I had these questions 20 years ago. Since I made my decision so early in life, I never considered anything else. I don’t think I wouldn’t have attended medical school, but I may have gone into it with a different mindset.
Asking these questions – no matter what stage of life you are in – can help you make some decisions about yourself, who you are, and what you want.
It’s never too late to make a change and to find your true self!
Loving Life—The Reboot!
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