In moving forward in life, people ask themselves how to live properly. To answer this most important question we must investigate what language gives us.
We are given the tools from the way we ask questions; and each time we ask a question, we are getting one step closer to the truth we seek.
Starting with “What”. What do we want? What is there for us? Determining what we want from the world should always be the first step. Getting this idea however vague starts to give us a path to tread. “What” is the gatekeeper, it starts us on this journey, and though it may change along the way, getting us moving is important.
Then comes “why”. Why am I doing this? Why does it matter? “Why” is the motivation, the fuel behind the answer. If you don’t have an answer for “why” or if the reply is weak, when you come across difficulties you will lose your way. Reaching for the easy explanation instead of the right one, “why” is what inspires you and everyone to find the truth.
Next is “who”. Who do I need to be to locate the answer? Who else can help me with my journey? Identifying all the people you need to help will go a long way. When faced with a vague path, it’s good to get as much help as possible. It is to recruit yourself, because if you’re not on board, then no one else will assist you along the way. It’s okay to ask for help; great things don’t happen without it.
In comes the duo “Where” and When”. Where does the answer lie? When should I get started? We are starting to get to more practical, setting plans. “Where” is important because it lays the groundwork for the plan we will make. With “When” there are two things to think about how much fuel we still have to strike with our plan and when is the best time to act. Never leave something you can do today for tomorrow but if tomorrow is a better time for it because you can get more from tomorrow then today then we must wait.
Lastly, comes”How”. How do we find our answer? How do I get what I need to complete my quest? Using how and making our plan specific and concrete to destroy the vagueness of early plans. Each actionable step makes it increasingly possible. Detailing each step makes its that much more real. Once we know “how” the rest is a matter of execution.
When all the questions are asked, the answer is will be close behind. Finding a good life is different for everyone and the journey is too but as long as you are asking questions, then you will find your answer.