What I have found is that people tend to move from job to job without taking the time to explore who they really are. We get on a path and then it is hard to change. I know this because I was like that too.
It wasn’t until recently that I took the time to look at who I am and what I want.
I have had a lot of change in my life. I have moved quite a few times, I have been married, I freelanced in film production for years and I changed careers a few times.
I think because of these life changes I have taken time for personal development and insight. Through all of these experiences and changes, I realized I was responsible for my life.
I was the only one that could make my life happy and the way I wanted it.
I had to start by figuring out who I am and what I want. It takes time and work to figure these things out. I wanted an exceptional life so I took the time and put in the work. I am no longer on the path I started because I wanted something different.
In my coaching, I have people look at themselves first. Who are they? What do they like? How do they want to live? And I ask why they believe these things so that my clients look into their reasons behind their thoughts.
One exercise I have my clients do is write out their view on life. When my clients first look at the questions they may seem basic and easy. As they start to answer them they realize it isn’t that easy.
Questions I ask:
- What is life about?
- Why are we here?
- What is the meaning of life?
- Where do family, country and the world fit in?
- What is good?
- What is evil?
- Is there a higher power?
- What is the role of joy? Sorrow? Justice? Love? Peace? Struggle?
The first thing you need to remember in writing your life view is that there are no right or wrong answers. This is about you and what you think. Each person has a different opinion about how they want to live. That is the beauty of being human.
What is your view of life?