The Weird But Inspiring Questions Successful People Ask Themselves About Their Career

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What questions do you ask yourself when you get up in the morning? Why am I doing this? Why did I stay up so late? Why can’t I just have one more hour in bed?

Yeah, we feel you. But those aren’t the kinds of questions that will give you positive answers. Forbes recently did a piece on the kinds of questions their business coaches recommend you ask yourself if you want to think differently about your career.

1. What if tomorrow were your funeral? 
This one came from Michaela Lindinger (founder and CEO of brain in spa), she recommends asking yourself what you would do if tomorrow you were invited to your own funeral. What would you expect people to say? Would they say you lived your life to the fullest? You did what you loved? Often asking yourself this lets you see your goals more clearly, you might want to be a millionaire but would your funeral reflect the life you’d lived or the money you had?

2. What Would You Do Every Day for Free?
Ariel Lopez, the founder and CEO of 2020 Shift, says you should ask yourself what you would do if money was no object. To be honest, getting up in the morning and going out to work for the rest of your life isn’t just a job it’s a lifestyle. Don’t just do something for the money, although we know you need to survive, but if money wasn’t your motivator – what would you do?

3. Do you hate what you do or do you hate who you do it for?
Barbara Safani, owner of Career Solvers, says that often people ‘hate their job’ until you ask them whether they hate their tasks or their boss. A change of perspective can be the push you need to make you change your career, even if you just move to a different company.

Read the full article on Forbes.

 

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