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4 Basic Questions you need to ask

by Bistra Kumbaroska on 19th September, 2012 at 2:55 PM CEST

If few weeks ago we read about winners, battles and habits, the latest article on 5 living heroes brought us to more vivid experiences of what a winner is. Today, I decided to move the focus on you again. Read more about the 4 basic questions that any person on Earth should ask himself in order to find happiness... and win!

1. What I love doing?

“Like myself, today's 20-somethings were raised to find our dreams and follow them” - says Oliver in one of his articles on Passion and Purpose: Stories from the Best and Brightest Young Business Leaders. He is right! Dreams and passion are words that we hear every day, or  Do what you love and love what you do are most common given advices in the past 20 years. Our generation is a millennial generation that promised to pursue their dreams. So, one of the first questions you need to ask yourself is what do you love  to do. Do what you love doesn't mean, do what you would like to do most this second. Even Einstein probably had moments when he wanted to have a cup of coffee, but told himself he ought to finish what he was working on first. You have to like your work more than any unproductive pleasure.

2. What are you good at, really?

Many people have a hard time identifying their skills. Don’t think of a skill as something that requires years of formal education and experience to develop. Finding what you’re good at can take a while.  For us 20-somethings, it probably takes a few years of working to truly grasp what you’re good at.  If you have no idea, then you should start paying attention to your job, your experiences, your skills and feedback from others. The first and the easiest technique that would help you realize what you are good at is where you are able to do something with great ease. Here is a simple 10-step way that can help you out! 

3. What the world needs?

“Find something more important than you are,” philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness,“and dedicate your life to it.” But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of fulfillment, but precisely how you arrive at your true calling is definitely an individual dance of discovery. When considering what you love doing, putting the world problems at the center of your decision-making changes everything. It is not about the self anymore. It's about what you can do and how you can be a valuable contributor. Give purpose to your passion.

4. What the world will pay for?

Making a living out of what you do is a basic human right. However, the increasing unemployment and devastating poverty prove a totally different picture. We don't find happiness by looking within. We go outside and immerse in the world. But we should never avoid the importance of financial independence. 

As a final note, allow me to use one photo and wish you to find your bliss:

Picture Credit

Bistra

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Dan Croitoru

Dan Croitoru

Good food for thought. You should always do what's fun for you, others need it and would pay for it. As some wise guy said "Find what you love doing and you'll never have to work a day in your life."

21st September, 2012 @ 3:07 PM CEST

KEDEI INAH

KEDEI INAH

I agree and you need to be passionate and focus too.

27th September, 2012 @ 1:41 PM CEST

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