I just finished reading this phenomenal book!
The Right Questions is a short (& affordable) book packed with some powerful and thought provoking information that anyone can use in life.
All to often we just sort of meander through life, go through the motions.
Have you read this book? If you haven't, read it! It will inspire you!
Here is a snippet that I particularly liked (although I have to admit that I think I highlighted the entire book!:)
"We are afraid that life won't bring us what we want or think we need.
We fear that if we try and fail, it will hurt too much.
Or maybe we're afraid that if we do succeed we'll feel guilty and won't be able to handle it.
We fear that if we stand up and claim our piece of the world, we will be rejected or abandoned by our friends and family.
We fear that our lives will become unmanageable and we will lose control.
Any time we do something that is inconsistent with our past - that is different from who we've been or who we think ourselves to be - we are confronted with our fears.
Yet if we continue to make choices from a place of fear, we will miss vital opportunities and guarantee ourselves a future that is no more than a continuation of our past.
If we are really honest with ourselves, we will see that many of our actions and choices arise out of the fear that losing what we already have - even if we don't like it- will be worse than not getting what we want.
Our fear drives us to take a job we don't want because we are afraid we won't have enough money.
Our fear may keep us in a dead-end relationship because we're scared that we won't find anyone else, or it may lead us to make choices that dishonor ourselves because we are afraid that another opportunity won't come our way.
When fear is in control of our choices, we are left with few options.
Fear fuels self doubt and internal criticism.
Fear destroys dreams and exterminates possibilities.