If we measured wealth by the number of good deeds, how rich would you be?
How do you treat the waiter when you go to the restaurant?
How do you treat your partner when you disagree on something?
How do you treat your kids after a crappy day at the cubicle?
And most of all, how do you treat yourself when things go wrong?
If you measure your wealth by the quality of your behavior, would you be rich, or would you be poor?
That’s the kind of question that changes a life.
And I have four more for you from the greatest minds.
After each question, I give you a little inner monologue to inspire you on what I thought when I answered the question.
Thank me later. Let’s start.
Why not you? — Jim Rohn.
You have something to do, but you aren’t doing it because you think you don’t have time, because you think you don’t have the skills, because you think you don’t have the resources or the contacts.
And, do you know what? It’s because you think too much.
I know you have something to do. And you don’t do it because of fear, because of criticism, because of somebody else opinion, because you don’t have the guts.
You need the courage to become the person you want to be. And you need it today, not tomorrow, because time is ticking.
Illness is waiting for you.
The misfortunes of life are waiting for you.
A wooden box is waiting for you.
The worms from the cemetery are waiting for you.
But before all that, your dreams are eagerly awaiting you. So don’t let them die with you. TAKE ACTION.
Why not you? Choose yourself and dare to live.
If you repeat what you did today 365 more times, will you be where you want to be next year? — Kevin Kelly.
You always have tips to fix someone else’s life, but you can’t apply what you preach because you continually lose focus.
You’ve played for so long this game called life to know two things
- That like you do anything, you do everything.
- And that everyone has the exact amount of time each day: 24 hours.
Are you doing the small things well?
Are you taking advance of your 24 hours every day?
If you continue doing things as you used to, you’ll be where you want to be the next year?
If your answer is no, change the stuff you do to achieve the life you deserve; otherwise, all those aspirations and goals are only mental p*rn to jerk off your mind with the law of attraction.
What would you do if you could only work 2 hours per week on your business? — Tim Ferris.
You know the proverb, “the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second is now.”
Stop making excuses, stop saying that you’re too busy, and stop cheating on yourself.
After me, repeat, “I have AT LEAST two hours per week to make my dreams come true.”
You know that’s true.
You waste tons of time watching Netflix. And I will tell you something: your sofa will never be that beach you want to go to, that country you want to visit, that person you want to meet.
So your sofa is what is separating you from that.
Get off the damn couch and work on your dream, for god’s sake. And think about what skill you can monetize, then do it.
If your future self had a conversation with you, what would they say? — Benjamin Hardy.
You have forty, bro. You have to be brave. It’s now or never.
The guy you’ll be in your sixties trusts you.
Don’t let him down.
He needs you, he really does.
You are the only person your future self can trust. He can’t trust the government, and he can’t trust the market. He only can trust you.
You are responsible for that future you in his sixties. You are younger than him, you are stronger than him, and you have to face discomfort to make his life a little bit more comfortable, a little bit better.
Please, work so hard that if that guy uses a time machine to come back to 2023 to speak with you, he’ll say “thank you.”
I hope my reflections on these four powerful questions help you. But I encourage you to make it on your own. Pick a pen and a paper, and take your time answering yourself one by one the four questions.
Your future self will thank you.
A virtual hug