"An unexamined life in not worth living." - Socrates
I have been examining my life for quite a while and wondering what were my accomplishments as a person, as a father, as a partner, as a son, as a brother, as a friend, as a colleague, as a member of our community or organization, etc. Questions that are important for you to determine where you are going or in what direction you are headed. It serves as a sort of a "life compass" that provides you with the proper information and answers the questions: where you are at the present? And in what direction are you going? It is important for by knowing where you are at the present, you will be able to determine and examine what areas of your life needs to be adjusted to be able to make the corresponding changes should there be any. There will always be areas to be improved for we are not perfect. We should always remember that life is a continuous learning process for it is when we stop learning that we stop to grow and a life without improvement will be a life of waste and will just fade away unnoticed.
What are the most basic yet I consider the most important questions that you should ask yourself? What do I want? What is my purpose? What is my mission? Am I in the right track? In reality, it is only after we had determined and answered these questions that the blank canvass of life starts to have an image and colors starts to appear. In the same way that our life starts to have a meaning and say that we are living a meaningful life or that we have indeed lived a meaningful life after our right of passage for we are mere passersby. These types of questions come to us at different times of our life. It may be at an early age of later in life. Our life is a gift, and whatever your religion may be, and setting religion aside, your life, ideally, should be meaningful. More usually than not, we will only tend to appreciate and evaluate life after a loss of a love one or after a near-death experience or if you were given a few more days to spend it. But wouldnâ€™t it be better if it will come or we were guided by the answers at the early years of our life? We should strive to search for its meaning to find what will truly makes us happy and at peace with ourselves. To find a worthy cause, a profession or work, a hobby or recreation, or a career that we find worthy and love or enjoy doing and find a meaning to our bare existence. We can answer those questions by aligning them with our dreams and our values. The meaning of the word â€œimportantâ€