I’ve enjoyed thinking about his questions so much that I feel compelled now to share the same questions with all of you here.
Barry uses these questions in his CLARITY seminars, and the feedback on these questions from attendants been very positive.
Here is the big question:
Do you think what you are doing today is going to lead to happiness and fulfillment?
Barry also asks an even bigger question later in the very same post:
Why do we not do what we truly want to do?
Why the inAction?
Here are my answers to these questions below. I’m very interested in your answers as well, so please take time to leave a comment!
Do I think that what I’m doing today is going to lead to happiness and fulfillment?
Yes and no.
I’m a strong believer in my own actions, and that makes me happy. If I decide to do something, it’s because I know exactly what I want it, and understand clearly the benefits I’m going to get upon successful completion of the action.
Long time ago, I actually believed the someday principle. I was sure that someday I’ll do something amazing, and that will make all things right and leave me happy. Well, I still believe in great doings, but instead of waiting for this ultimate moment of happiness, I choose to be happy here and now. Every day and every minute. While I’m happy, many things are easier to get done. There’s a much higher chance of me inventing and doing something great and making my own dreams come true.
There is no point in waiting for something which will make you happy. Don’t count on some miracle to transform your life. All the miracles you’re going to see will take their origins in your own mind. Take smaller steps, pay attention to what you’re doing and why, and take time to enjoy every little success along the way. You’ll be much happier this way. You don’t have to waste many years of your life waiting for the perfect moment, only to realize one day that you’re old and helpless, and you better days are in the past.
So yes, I do think that what I’m doing makes me happy. It does it right now, and it will only make me happier in the future.
Why the inAction?
To be honest, there isn’t much of this in my life. I’m quite conscious that my time in this world is limited, and try to squeeze as much as I can into every day. I want to make a real difference, to give something positive back to millions. Sure, the world is yet to see my greatest works, but I know that’s my destiny.
I like helping others with any questions I know answers for, and every thank you I get from my friends and sometimes complete strangers only proves once again I’m on the right track.
I love doing what I do, because it makes me happy. I find happiness, fulfillment or both in practically everything I make. I know ways to motivate myself to act on anything that matters in the long run but doesn’t seem attractive at a particular moment.
Barry, I hope this answers your questions? Let me know what you think, and THANK YOU for a great idea! Made me think, and as we all know – thinking always promotes self-growth.