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Questions of Life, II.

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1 year ago

I wrote the first part of this yesterday and this is the continuation of that post. You can catch up with the post here.

I spoke about answering the question "What" for us to be able to discover ourselves and achieve a purpose. When we ask ourselves what we are living for, it helps us a lot to know what we need to do.

Finding our purpose would help us to know how best we are to live our lives. What motivates you and why do you keep on living? Stop going with what is trending rather go after the things you are naturally gifted with. It's okay to have a career when you are still yet to build up your purpose but never let your career be an obstruction to your purpose. Your purpose is the problem you have been equipped to solve based on your natural talents and if you can build a career out of it while still achieving the same goal, why not?

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HOW?

This is another question we need to ask ourselves after we have discovered what we want to do with our lives. You need to plan and highlight how you wish to fulfil those plans you have. This is the strategy phase - this is where you scheme how you want to go about achieving what you have planned to do.

There is always how to do things. You can't keep doing things the way others are doing things and you would expect a different outcome. It doesn't work that way. Just as we always tell people how to spend, how to walk and talk and even how to eat, so there is a how to birth your dreams. Many people don't know how to go about the dream they have had in their heart which is why it remains a dream for a long time. They give up and think it wasn't meant to be but not, they are not just going about it the right way. There is no strategy in place and without one there is little to what can be achieved.

Make adequate research and ask others questions too. Stop acting like you know it all because if you know it all you would have achieved more than you have currently. We need each other and I am not ashamed to ask questions. In my language, they would say that anyone who keeps asking for the direction won't get lost. So, whatever you don't know, don't be shy about asking those who might know and don't stop asking till you get your desired response.

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WHY?

You have to question yourself because if you don't, others will. If you are unable to answer your questions then you can do little to convince others to buy into your dreams. You must understand why you are doing what you want to do. Are you being fueled by the current trend? Are you motivated by money? Are you hoping to gain the attention of people so you can channel their money into your pocket? Why are you doing what you are doing or why do you want to do what you planned to do? Be honest with yourself and your answer would say a lot about you and the success of that dream.

This also cut across our lives... We need to know why we are friends with certain people and why we keep doing what we are doing. Why are you even in a relationship with that person? What's different about that person? You are gaining more clarity when you can understand why you are doing certain things. It's a step to self-discovery also because you will understand what is driving you or what motivates you. You will understand yourself better when you know why you have decided to go into that line or study even that course.

When your motivation comes from outside or the things you can see or people's validation then you can be sure that once these outside interference are missing, then you won't have the strength to keep going. Your motivation must come from within and that's why you need to know why you are doing what you have chosen to do.

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WHERE?

Another question we need to ask ourselves because we need to know where we slot into the grand scheme of things. Where are you relevant depending on the area of your strength? You need to know yourself enough to be honest with yourself where you can slot in.

I watched a movie earlier today and the guy went for an interview. His CV carried tech but he went into the law firm to seek employment. The lady quizzed him as to why he came to the law firm and he pleaded that he applied because he felt they would need someone in their IT department. The lady was gracious enough to say she would refer him to the Tech department since they need someone but he said, he doesn't like computers and only knows about the theories and can't operate them. This is a clear example of someone who didn't know his area of strength and then went to study the wrong course or didn't take the initiative to go and study how to practically apply the theories he had been taught.

Some people are not good with taking orders so it's good if they don't work for others but seek self-employment instead. Imagine someone who loves to write and yet decided to work in a water company where he would be operating machines? This cuts across every aspect of our lives. Imagine making a product with no target audience in mind - you don't even know where you want your products to be distributed? There is a place for everyone to function and we have to find it. Know where you can be relevant and pursue it.

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WHO?

Show me your friends they say, and I would tell you who you are. Who are your friends? Your friends would determine how far you can go in life and that's why it is important to surround yourself with people of worth, people with dreams, visions and clear direction of where they want their lives to go. When you surround yourself with dreamers, it's only a matter of time before you start dreaming too because we would always smell like the company we choose to keep, either directly or indirectly. If you want to live a fulfilled life, choose your friends or your circle of influence carefully.

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WHEN?

Timing is crucial to whatever dream you have or whatever you want to actualize in life. You need to know when you want to actualize it because that time frame is important. Time is something you can never get back. As with everything I have mentioned, it cuts across our lives - when to marry, when to finish that course because before you know it, the time has gone and you would keep asking yourself where the time went. Someone once said that the person who decides to waste an hour of his day in the morning would search the whole day looking for that wasted one hour. We need to act quickly in whatever we are planning to do or achieve.

Time is expendable as they have said and also convertible because you can use your time for various things and the question is what are you using your time for? Stop wasting it away on things that add no value and doesn't count. Opportunities always present themselves but when you don't look at them, you are certain to miss them. Make every minute count and stop procrastinating.

This is where I draw the curtains.

Thank you for your time.

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Too many questions Ola! I showed you my friends and you still don't know who I am 🤣🤣🤣 Loving that $57 blessing 💙

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1 year ago

Hahaha of course I know who you are... I know a witch friend of yours and that makes you one 😂😂😂🤣.

I enjoyed the $57 too darling... Now I am gunning for $157. 🙈🙈🙈

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There is a witch in me for sure... but there is so much more too 😁😁😁

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I want to explore it... ❤️❤️❤️

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1 year ago

Well, you sure are doing it already. Just don't be sorry again!

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Hahaha I won't be.

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Asking ourselves questions is a very effective way to evaluate what we've been up to, what we should continue and what we should stop doing. The answers we get and how we use them will either make or mar us.. Nice one!

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Thank you so much.

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Adore leerte y tu contenido. Pero mucho más la enseñanza que nos trasmite o por lo menos la que percibí. Y de verdad me llego al mismo alma. Y es que debemos de ponernos una meta y hacer hasta imposibles para llegar hasta ella y no importa bello amigo los obstáculos que se pongan. Lucha y consigue la meta final.

Feliz día mi bello amigo saludos un fuerte abrazo y que tengas un buen día. Te deseo lo mejor de este mundo salud y prosperidad para ti y tu familia besos y abrazos desde Cuba

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1 year ago

Those questions are answerable by us😊, we are seeking such things by using those words, I admire your wisdom sir! You speak with your heart's content and your personality was shown in this article, more power, wisdom, and blessings to come into your life. This is a must read.

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I feel honoured by your kind words, my friend. Thank you so much and I am glad you enjoyed it.

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1 year ago

The What, How, Why, Where are very important in our lives that if we do not know the right answers to those questions you have in mind, you can never be on track and get the desired result. Thanks for motivating us.

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1 year ago

Exactly, dear. We need to find answers to them so we can achieve what we set our hearts to. Thanks a lot dear.

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1 year ago

These are great questions! I will try to answer these on my own.

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1 year ago

Please do, we all need to get ourselves on our toes.

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Im happy that Rusty visit you again ,unlike mine,rusty didnt visit me since yesterday until now😭

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Rusty will come around, don't worry. Rusty is better than Santa so Rusty always comes bearing more gifts.

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I hope so🙏

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I believe...

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1 year ago

Our life is all about plans and choices. so it is best to answer these questions of yours so that we can plot our life well

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1 year ago

That's correct... We need to carefully plan it and make better choices.

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1 year ago

I have so many why in my life before and during the process of life I get to have the answer to them and that's the time I came to know my the answer of the other questions.

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1 year ago

Brilliant...if we can honestly answer one, then we can be sure to follow through and get answers for the others.

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1 year ago

Indeed it is. It all started with a why and end with a purpose.

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1 year ago

I love your deep understanding of things.

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1 year ago

Thanks dear. Yours too.

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🤗

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All these questions are very important in humans life. And inorder to achieve our purpose we need to tag into it

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1 year ago

Absolutely, we sure do, brother.

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1 year ago

And it feels like I have a lots of things to answer after reading this one. How, where, why.... well let me think.

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1 year ago

We all do... Take your time and answer them deeply...

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1 year ago

Timing. You can't be lazy. You can't waste it. You can let an opportunity pass. Then regret it in the end. So many questions there my friend. Still, I can't answer them all. And most of them I failed but I learned after such failures.

(I just want to say I'm happy to see Rusty back!) 😁

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Yes, momma... They are the questions we need to ponder on from time to time. We would make mistakes and then learn from it. Thank you so much, momma.

Yaaaaay! I am super happy to see Rusty back. Our love affairs continue...

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1 year ago

I guess I have to answer this questions too.. Maybe when I can't think of anything to write 😅

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1 year ago

😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 that's fair enough, Janeeeeeyyyyyy

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1 year ago

These are great questions needing answers. I have to read this again to let them sink in and perhaps, answer them too. Thank you for this my friend. Saving it for a re-read.

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Thank you so much my friend. Your comment lifts my spirit.

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And thank you too, for your support :) Got your sponsorship and I'm smiling big :)

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Aww...my friend...you know you deserve more. You are really an amazing person and thanks for being so wonderful.

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Many thanks Ola, you made my day with your very kind words. I am very flattered :)

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Very well deserved, my friend.

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I have seen good people who at one point in their life let in someone who should not, and made him their friend, then everything goes wrong. You cannot let those influences come into your life. And if they arrive, analyze them and you will realize that they cannot stay long. Let them continue, it is the best for all.

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1 year ago

Another brilliant contribution. Yes, we must not allow just anyone into our lives and if by chance they still managed to come, we must analyze them and filter them away.

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1 year ago

These are important questions we must to fulfill our purpose and exploit our potential in life

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Very true.

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