Life is short.

We’re busy.

Things happen.

And then we die.

In the meantime, here are 10 questions you should ask yourself more often, so you don’t end up running in place between now and then.

  1. What did the 18 year-old me think the current me would be doing?
  2. What is the idealized version of me?
  3. What have I believed all my life without questioning?
  4. Where haven’t I been yet?
  5. What’s one thing I don’t know about my own parents, or grandparents, or kids?
  6. How am I sabotaging my own success?
  7. Why do I pay attention to the stimuli that currently monopolizes my time?
  8. What were my ancestors doing 100 years ago?
  9. Which opportunity would I most want my child to have?
  10. Whom can I help?

Because our lives may march ever onward, but it still helps to keep our eyes on the road.


4 Comments

Barrett Garese · October 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm

THe 18 year old me would high five the shit out of me.

Michel J. Gagnon · October 12, 2010 at 2:09 am

Hi Justin. A few tricky questions. I too often get lost in my daily routine and lose sight of where I really want to go.rnrn 1. The 18 year-old me wouldn’t be that proud, I think. But the 18 year-old me wasn’t that wise either, so I’m not sure that counts. I stuck to my principles, which is what I believe matters.rn 3. I have believed for too long in the need to respect conventions. I got to read the Che’s line a bit late: “Let’s be realistic and do the impossible.” I’m working hard to get rid of that belief. rn 6. How am I sabotaging my own success? By overthinking everything. rn 9. Which opportunity would I most want my child to have? Travel and learn to empathize with others rnrn

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