In the always-on digital world, it can be easy to lose track of what's important in our personal and professional lives. There is always a serious risk of overwhelm via information overload.
It can seem like we're constantly bombarded by messages in the form of emails, social media contacts and text messages. Add in constantly growing to-do lists, the occasional phone call and legitimate in-person, human-to-human communication.
It can become too much.
That's why it's so important to develop a practice that reminds us of what's actually important.
Former NFL linebacker and entrepreneur Matt Mayberry recommends that we all consistently sit ourselves down and ask us these important questions.
The vast majority of the population will never ask themselves these questions. By doing so, you will put yourself in the very small percentage of people who consciously work to improve themselves.
But it requires honesty.
So don't worry about what you have or haven't accomplished yet. There's still plenty of time.
Start now. And ask yourself these three important questions:
1. “Where am I?”
Taking the time to ask yourself where you currently are in life is incredibly important. A huge majority of the population never even stops to analyze where they are right this moment and if that's where they truly want to be.
Please don’t fall into that trap.
Start asking yourself on a continual basis where you currently are in life and answer that question honestly. One of the hardest things to do is to admit that you aren’t where you want to be or that you have been doing it all wrong leading up to this point.
However, do you know what’s even much harder to deal with?
2. “Where do I want to be?”
This question is all about digging deep within yourself and discovering what your true passions, goals and dreams really are.
Where do you want to be professionally? Where do you want to be financially? Where do you want to be in your personal relationships? Where do you want to be in your health journey?
3. “How am I going to get there?”
All three of these questions are vitally important to ask yourself, but this last question can exponentially change the game for you. This question also happens to be the one that most people end up never asking because it requires a whole lot of work and actually getting up and doing something after you take the time to answer it.
Everything that I have ever been able to accomplish in my life has been a direct result of constantly asking myself this particular question, writing down every possible thing I can think of, and then taking massive action to execute everything that I wrote down.
You can read more over at Entrepreneur.