October 6, 2009 by alunparry
My Five Questions For A Happier Me
I tend to find myself caught up in tasks that I don’t want to do. Are you like that?
I’ll say yes to projects because they’re worthwhile, not necessarily because I want to be the one to do them.
So I find myself doing tons of tasks I hate, at the expense of doing the things I love.
It sounds a little thing, but it can eat up years of your life unless you address it.
And years of life being bogged down by what you hate, and barred from doing enough of what you love is a pretty miserable state of affairs to be avoided at all costs.
So I’m making an attempt to change that by clarifying the things I really love to do.
And in the end it falls into two categories. I love to learn stuff then share it. Or I love to create stuff then share it.
That’s pretty much it.
It feels like a Eureka moment to realise that, but that’s who I am. So I’m going to do my damnedest to make sure that I only do things from now on that reflect who I am.
Anything else will make me miserable I think.
So I’ve come up with 5 questions that from now on I’ll be using to assess all future tasks and projects.
I thought I’d share them in case the process strikes a chord with you. Here they are:
1) Do I get to learn something new and exciting?
2) Do I get to create something?
3) Do I get to share my ideas?
4) Do I get to perform somehow?
5) Does it fit with my ethics?
Anyone else come up with similar questions for themselves?