The scariest thing in life is getting old and dying with regrets still inside of us.
We all have heard stories about people, who wish they had done more with their lives.
And if they could go back into their 20s, they would do things completely differently.
Regret is one of the worst emotions that any of us could ever experience.
And I don't want any of you to experience it so in this video I'm gonna go over the three life questions that you need to ask yourself.
If you want to avoid waking up at the age of 40, full of regret, the first question you need to ask yourself is, what experiences do I want to have in my life?
This is important because, there are two types of goals in life.
There are means goals and end goals.
Examples of end goals can be, something like traveling around the world, learning a new skill or simply being happy with your life.
People tend to chase end goals not realizing that these are actually means goals.
Here are some more examples of Means goals:
I want to do well on my math test.
I want to graduate from college.
I want to get this particular job.
But if you ask these people, why do you want this?
There is always a 'so' associated with the answer.
I want to do well on my math test so I can graduate from college.
I want to graduate from college so I can do this.
Maybe you want a good job so you can travel around the world.
You can be madly in love with someone, it could be when you hold your first born baby.
The so's are what make life beautiful and they're the moments that you tell your friends and family about.
They're the moments that you truly cherish at the end of your life.
These are end goals and these are what you should be chasing.
Once you ask yourself what experiences, do I want to have in my life, you will identify what your end goals are.
And you should actually write them down.
Ask yourself what countries do I want to travel to?
What kind of spouse do I want to have?
Once you ask yourself these questions, you will see they don't actually require that much money.
Which is funny because we usually associate money with happiness.
Do this exercise and you will see exactly what I mean.
The second question you need to ask yourself is: for to be this man or woman who has all these experiences, how do I have to grow in order to get them?
This is where we start the second list.
Some examples questions are:
How can I become a better father?
What skills do I need to learn in order to travel around the world?
What social skills do I need to learn in order to meet someone I can truly fall in love with?
In my opinion, the reason why most of us associate learning with a negative or boring emotion is because of the traditional education system.
They exercise something called forced learning or they force concepts down our throats.
Most of of which are useless in life.
It's crazy to think that in today's society, it has become totally normal to dread learning.
And when we actually come across something, we actually really are interested in, it almost feels strange to indulge in it, because our brains are so accustomed to dislike learning.
So let's say you have learned all the skills you need and you are now the person you wanted to be.
The third question you must ask yourself is:
How can I give back to the world?
The Dalai Lama said, if you want to be happy, make other people happy.
Tony Robbins who is worth over half a billion dollars and one of the most famous self-help speakers, in the entire world also says giving back is what will make you the happiest, and this is what he does to this day.
The third question is what truly leads to fulfillment.
Take your experiences and your growth and contribute to the people around you.
If you have learned how to make amazing wooden tables, mentor someone else who wants to learn how to make wooden tables.
If you have figured out how to create your own successful business, mentor someone else who wants the same results that you have already achieved.
Doing this takes you beyond happiness.
It takes you to your true fulfillment.
When you do this exercise of writing down these three questions, you will cut through all the useless BS, and it will get you thinking in very unconventional ways.
It takes your brain out of mainstream thinking and you will start seeing the world in a very different way.
A lot of this material that I just went over, is from someone who I really admire named Vischen Lakhiani.
And I'm definitely saying that name wrong.
But I highly recommend you check him out.
I'll leave his name in the box below.
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And again thank you so much for watching this video and I'll see you in the next one.