A lot of people wrestle with the big questions in life.
- Who am I?
- Why am I here?
- What is my purpose in life?
For many, these questions haunt them.
Not long ago, I created an exercise designed to address these questions in a simple way that provides some of the answers that people and businesses search for.
As you probably realize by now, I collect quotes. I have a treasure trove of hundreds of them.
One day while reading through them, I realized that the picture they paint is a snapshot of who I am – my philosophies; what matters to me; what radiates from the core of my soul. The quotes painted a picture of what most resonates with me and how I live my life.
Once I identified this, I realized quotes provide a valuable tool for the work I do. If I asked my clients to pick their Top 10 favorite quotes, I would have a quick and easy snapshot of who they are, how they think, and their approach to life.
So, if you are still wondering about your answers to the big questions in life, why not compile a list of your Top 10 favorite quotes and see who and what emerges.
If you want a head start, here are two of my favorite sites for quotes –
There are no small quotes about the big questions in life.
– Rich Largman
There is tremendous value to knowing who you are and answering the big questions in your life. The answers serve as your North Star. They will guide you in your decisions and actions, they will shine a light on your path, they will give you direction, and they will provide never-ending clarity and certainty in your life.
One of the most powerful tools I used in the process to define and answer the big questions for myself was a personal mission statement exercise designed by the Covey Leadership Center. If you would like to define your own North Star using this clear and succinct tool, you can download the exercises here: YOUR answers to the Big Questions.
Trust me, it is worth the investment of your time!!!
READ HOW THIS APPLIES TO YOUR BUSINESS here.