By now, you would have realised I’m a self-confessed self-development junkie – always reading books, going to seminars, listening to inspirational content and learning on YouTube and listening to CDs. Particularly when I’m driving – my car is like a mobile university!
One of the the teachers I really love and whose had a huge influence in shaping my thinking is Tony Robbins.
The first book of his that I read was “Awaken The Giant Within”, another book I’d highly recommend. I first learned about Tony from my father-in-law who introduced me to Tony’s Personal Power series in 1995, when his teachings were on cassettes. I just loved Tony’s style, particularly his focus on quality questions. Tony would often say, “it’s the quality of the questions that we ask ourselves that shapes our lives.” Imagine yourself sitting in a rocking chair on your front porch in your mid 80’s rocking back and forth. As you do so, you’re reflecting on your life to this point.
Whilst going on this imaginary journey, I want you to visualise yourself as this person in the rocking chair and whilst doing so, ask yourself the following and listen for the answers – give yourself the gift of taking time out to do this. Are you happy with where you’ve ended up? Are you happy with how your life’s turned out? What are your biggest regrets? What are your biggest successes? Did you spend time with your loved one’s like you’d hoped or have your children grown up and you don’t feel you really know them Were there things you wished you’d done with your life or decisions you wish you hadn’t made?
I know there’s plenty of wins and successes I’ve had along the way, but equally, there’s plenty of choices I made or didn’t make that I’ve regretted. But, with the passing of time, I’ve come to get better at letting stuff go. I can’t change the past.
I’d love to hear from you and see what impact these questions had for you!
I know for me, it was a real eye-opener. In fact, the first time I did the exercise, I felt pretty uncomfortable! It really challenged my thinking, but that’s the beauty of doing the exercise – hopefully it rocks you into making changes so that you can still create the life you really want.
I don’t want my life to pass me by and look back with regrets. For me, that was one of my biggest motivators in making the changes that I did in starting on the path to financial and time freedom by joining the SFM.
If you’re ready to explore the possibilities of what a digital life could look like for you and you’re willing to do the work so you don’t have to keep working, click here to get started.
As always, I wish you much success on your journey.
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