10 Powerful Questions that Help You Design a Great Life



“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” — Socrates

How do you live and lead a great life?

You start by asking the right questions.

In the book The Carpenter: A Story About the Greatest Success Strategies of All, Jon Gordon shares powerful questions that help you design and shape a great life.

  1. What does it look like when you are at your healthiest, strongest, and best?
  2. What does your family situation look like while you are pursuing success in your work?  Are you ignoring the people you love the most or making more time for them?
  3. What matters most?
  4. What priorities drive you each day?
  5. What are you doing that makes you come alive?
  6. What are you doing to live and share your purpose?
  7. When you look back on your life what do you want to be able to say about it?
  8. How do you want to feel?
  9. What will you have wanted to accomplish?
  10. What legacy will you have left?

Live your stories.

Via The Carpenter:

“Years from now people will be telling stories about you, and you must ask yourself what kind of stories you want them to tell.  Powerful questions like these help you design and create a great life.”

Be the author of your life and write your story forward.

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  1. “10 Powerful Questions that Help You Design a Great Life” is an exciting & inspiring list! I am a practitioner of intentional living, crafting & refining a Vision Statement each quarter. This post arrives just in time for consideration for my latest-&-greatest version. Thanks much for the Big Picture perspective.

    • You’re definitely a life-long learner, and I’ve seen you embrace continuous and never-ending improvement … and it works.

      It’s great watching somebody in real life realize their potential and unleash what they are capable of. Your physical transformation alone is a real-world inspiring example.

      I’m always looking forward to what you’ll do next.

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