Updated: Feb 10
1) What would you do if you knew you couldn't lose?
If you had one shot or one opportunity. To seize everything you ever wanted in one moment. Would you capture it or just let it slip? I know what you're asking yourself did he just quote Eminem? Yes, yes I did! I heard those words as a kid and the stuck. As people, we hate to lose. So really ask yourself, are you really satisfied with your life and what you are doing? If the answer is yes then that means you're truly happy in life. If the answer is no, then switch it up! Never settle for less than the best. You deserve it!
2) How would you behave if you were the best in the world at what you do?
Would you boast or would you uplift others?
Life isn't just about winning and losing. It's about how you handle winning and losing. Just like no one likes a sore loser(someone who makes excuses). No one ABSOLUTELY NO ONE likes a sore winner. Never brag in attempts to demean or belittle the person that lost! It's ok to be happy and relish in the win, just don't be a dick about it!
3) How are you? REALLY?
In 2020 social media has made it easy for us to put on a facade, a smile just to get through the day. When the fact is a lot of people are dying on the inside. I've come to learn that fear is one of the main reasons for depression. Fear of not being who you really want to be. Never lie to yourself, it's ok to not be fine. It's ok to not be happy or proud of yourself. All that means is that you are self-aware and one step closer to kicking depression in the ass! So release your inhibitions and do what makes you happy! Is it easy? No, but every day make a small change to becoming who you are in life. Know that you are who want to be and your style is your style. Just don't expect others to see the light inside of you!
4) Are you finding your dream job or are you creating it?
You can do anything you put your mind to. Here he goes with Eminem again, true but he's not the one who made it up so get off my back! As a kid, I heard this so much but never grasp the meaning behind such a simple quote. Life isn't mean to be spent working towards somebody else's dreams! I remember in the movie Mr. Deeds he asked, "As a kid, did you dream of the job or career you have now?" Do you think with your wallet or with your heart? As a kid personally I've always wanted to make people feel amazing and have them look at themselves in the best way possible! Over time some people make one compromise, then another just to get by and forget their own happiness in the long run. Studies have shown that 75% of people actually hate their job. If you're part of that 75% then I suggest you make a change!
5) If there was a solution to your anxiety, how would it look?
Do you want to soak or do you want to get rid of this feeling? My mom always said, "the time it takes you to complain about it, is time you could be spending on finding a solution". I find those words still true to this day. Find a way to push through, that's exactly how winners are made! Every setback in life is not a total loss, it's a lesson. I feel with every successful thing you see there are 100 failures that you didn't see. Acknowledge your anxiety, but don't become it! Find what will make your anxiety subside and do that! No matter if it's exercising, reading, cooking, writing, meditating or evening shopping do that! You are strong, don't let anxiety beat you and keep you down.
6) When was the last time you did something for the first time?
We as humans are creatures
of habit. We all have our everyday routines whether we recognize it or not. But I ask you when was the last time you tried something completely new? Maybe it's a trip overseas or maybe its that new Jazz club you've be hearing about, no matter what it is I urge you to try it out or go for it! You never know if you don't go. I know here he goes quoting another song, so what I love music so bite me! However, there is so much truth to this statement. Exploring is human nature! Staying in the same space, and being afraid to try new things your whole life to me it's a form of depression. Go see that country or go listen to some smooth jazz. By stepping out of your comfort zone, you become more confident and you'll have a new storied adventure!
7) What if there was a that could ?
What's meant for you is meant for you! Meaning your life is already waiting for you, you just have to make the right decisions to get there. This is your book and every day when you wake up it's a new page and its unwritten. So what would you write? If at the end of your life if you can read the book of you, what would you want that story to say? Do you want it to say that you played it safe it took no risk? Or do you want it to talk about the MYTH, the LEGEND that is YOU? Just know that you can and you could. Never settle, never stop until your story is a story they tell for ages to come!
8) Who or what lights up your world?
What makes you get up in the morning? What is your "why"? Those are two questions you should ask yourself every morning you wake up! You need to keep that at the front of your mind all day. Having something or someone that can take your mind away from every stress is an amazing feeling! Finding your light or happy place will be challenging. But anything worth it is worth some effort.
9) Why are you worth knowing?
YOU ARE AMAZING! It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. We all have a job, a duty to contribute something to this world that can change a life. Letting your fears get in the way can cost you something special! As a kid, I shied away from letting people in or even getting close to knowing me. I come to find that doing that I missed out on meeting some amazing people and missing some amazing time. Again I urge you to release your inhibitions and be you think you are! Because you are who you think you are and I'm 100% sure that there is someone that you can inspire and will love you for YOU!
10) How do you treat people who can do nothing for you?
Treat others how you want to be treated. This is the number one way to define being a human being. I once had my former boss tell me and "I" quote "I only do stuff for people that do stuff for me". What she didn't know was by saying that, that was the start of my last days working there. Here I am, sitting here hurt because I legit thought we were friends. I'm giving you 80+ hours a week, sacrificing not being around my kids for someone who sees me as just a number. At that moment I realized that we were not the same. I base my life on helping others grow when I grow. I dislike the phrase "it's lonely at the top" because it shouldn't be. You should want to bring others with you. Let's face it, what comes easy to you might not come easy to others. Helping someone that is less fortunate than you is epitomizes what every person on this earth should be!
I just want to say, make a conscious effort to being the best version of by taking the time to focus on who you are and what you want to be in life! Also let go of anxiety and try some new because we know that "NEW IS ALWAYS BETTER"