4 Thought Questions You Must Ask Yourself

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Let’s have some fun today :) I was listening to an episode of Chalene Johnson’s podcast, and one of the things that she said was essential to building success was to map out your ideal life, which totally makes sense because how can you get somewhere if you don’t know where you want to go!
 
So I put together 4 thought questions for myself that I wanted to share with you guys. I found this activity SUPER helpful to keep me on track and remind me where I want to go.
 
The only rule of this exercise is to NOT limit yourself. Go crazy with it! Think of this as a game of the Sims. Dream big!
 
Also keep in mind that it’s okay for your goals to change. For example, right now you might want to make $10k/mo but after you hit that mark you may want to make $30k/mo. Your goals are fluid, and that’s okay!

4 Thought Questions:

1) What would your ideal work situation look like? How many hours per day would you work? Would you have co-workers? If so, how many? Where would you work? What would the location look like?
 
2) What would your money situation look like? What would your monthly income be? What would your spending allowance be? How would you spend your money?
 
3) What would your physical health look like? Would you be bigger or skinnier? Would you change your eating or physical activity habits? Would you go to a certain type of class, such as yoga or crossfit? Would you meditate more?
 
4) What would your social circle look like? Would you make more friends or network more? Would you have better quality relationships than you have now? How would you spend time with your friends?
 
Leave me a comment below telling me at least one thing you are working to change :)
About The Author

Nicole McIntyre

Nicole believes that everyone deserves to be happy and enjoy their lives. Her mission is to make the world a little happier and a little less stressed through meditation, education, and thought. Join her at http://facebook.com/groups/outsmartinglife.

16 Comments

  • Heather Johnson

    Reply Reply January 14, 2016

    What would your money situation look like? I would have paid off all my debts, set money aside for college and retirement, and be able to live comfortably.

  • Lisa Martens

    Reply Reply January 14, 2016

    I’m pretty satisfied with my work situation. I would never refuse money, but I have all the things that really matter. I need to work on my physical health by losing some weight and becoming more active and last, I’m pretty satisfied with the people in my life. I quit having frivolous and unsatisfying friendship some time ago so the people in my life are here through thick and thin.

    • Nicole McIntyre

      Reply Reply January 14, 2016

      Hi Lisa, that’s so great to hear! I think so many people get caught up with always wanting more, even though they really have everything they NEED…it’s much too easy to get wants and needs mixed up. Sounds like you have a great mindset about everything :) Thanks for stopping by!

  • Mhar Sefcik

    Reply Reply January 14, 2016

    Very nice questions. As for me, my answers are pretty much doing great on question numbers 1, 3, and 4. Question number 2 is somewhat still working on process. I mean we are working on paying a debt so as soon as we pay it of in two years, we’re super okay.

    • Nicole McIntyre

      Reply Reply January 14, 2016

      That’s great to hear! Debt is no fun, but glad to hear you’ll be out of it in two years. Thanks for stopping by. Look forward to hearing about your progress!

  • I am working on balancing my income and my passions. I am passionate about my homemaking blog, but some of my other business ventures go a lot further to pay the bills. So balancing the time I spend on both sides of the coin is helping me feel good about helping others, while keeping the lights on. 😉

    • Nicole McIntyre

      Reply Reply January 17, 2016

      Hey Christina! Thanks for stopping by. I can totally relate; it’s so tough to balance everything. I recently found out that I’m not passionate about something that I thought I was, but it’s really just something I’m good at. I’ve shifted focus to something I AM actually passionate about, and I’ve been seeing so much more success. Best of luck to you!

  • Nikki

    Reply Reply January 15, 2016

    My work situation isn’t bad, but I would love to work from home full time, which is part of #2. If I was making enough to be home full time, that would be great! I’m pretty healthy and fit, because I make it a priority to work hard at fitness and nutrition and for #4, I have a wonderful family and circle of friends! Thanks for the thought provoking post!

    • Nicole McIntyre

      Reply Reply January 17, 2016

      That’s great to hear, Nikki! Sounds like you’re on the right track. Best of luck!

  • Jasemine-Denise

    Reply Reply January 15, 2016

    I believe in this! This questions are all a description of what a growth mindset mentality really can do. Once you start really thinking this questions through in depth, I feel like you can really take on some of the biggest problems. I love it, I’m definitely gonna have to bookmark this for days when I need reevaluation!

    • Nicole McIntyre

      Reply Reply January 17, 2016

      Totally agree! Whenever you take time to really think and analyze, some interesting things come up! It’s a great exercise. I used to do it daily, but I’m working on putting it back into my schedule. Thanks for stopping by girl!

  • Rhi

    Reply Reply January 16, 2016

    Very good questions. Important things to think about.

  • Maaike

    Reply Reply January 16, 2016

    Nice questions. I’m working on my health. Try to do yoga everyday, but some days I just can’t find the time….

    • Nicole McIntyre

      Reply Reply January 17, 2016

      It can be super tough to find time…and motivation. Just do your best; that’s all you can do :) Thanks for stopping by, Maaike!

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