Friday, July 26

Life's Big Choices & The College Student

Life can be a confusing journey. It’s filled with the unthinkable, unimaginable and holds many more uncertainties than it once did when we were kids. There are many questions, some more notable than others, requiring answers that will inevitably have a huge impact on our lives. Although life sometimes leaves us questioning, it also is interesting, leaving us pondering and searching. Some will crumble under the pressure and take the safe way out, when life throws you a few curve balls and it gets hard - I say put on your helmet and meet those questions and fears head on! Your perseverance will reward you with the most profound answers.

These 10 integral life questions below are supplied with some of the answers you may be searching for — and will help you edge a step closer to figuring that out.

What are you going to do with your life?

This is a question that runs through the minds of many young college students. Some feel lost and don't see their future clearly which occasionally causes confusion. The answer to this question is quite simple: find what makes you happy, find what interest you most, and find something that will let your creativity and your mind flourish. Don’t be afraid to make the leap of faith. 

What would make you proud of yourself?

Some young people forget that their lives are their own and they should not be living it bending to the will and whim of others. Take life in the direction that you see fit. Don’t let people influence your decisions or take away from who and what you really are or deprive you of what will make you proud of yourself. 

What are you trying to accomplish and why?

You must identify, without any doubt, the specific reason you do the work you do. Your answer shouldn’t be money; it has to be something more than that — something with more value. Success can only occur when there is a target and a reason to hit it. When you have a reason to do something, you have a legitimate purpose behind your efforts. When you connect this reason to a desired result, you’re able to summon the discipline and persistence necessary to get the job done. Give yourself a good reason and you will find a way to succeed.

What are the roadblocks standing in your way?

Roadblocks will be common in life. They will come in all different shapes and sizes. Some will cause bigger headaches than others, but it’s all in the way you look at them. When you look at them as tests that will ultimately make you better as a person — that is when you will flourish. Life is not about having all the resources right in front of you at all times to get through any challenge that you may have. It is about being resourceful and figuring out how to solve something even though your back may be up against the wall. Go beyond your limits and success will meet you there.

What’s the next step?

Life is one long staircase. Until you start climbing that first step, you will never get to the last step, and trust me no one is going to build an elevator for you to get there faster. It’s about creating something from nothing, starting small from an idea and a vision and seeing it come to fruition. The best thing about big success is that it comes one step at a time. 

What are your flaws and faults?

You are not perfect, so stop trying to be. Be smart enough to identify your weaknesses and then figure out how you can start working on turning them into strengths. That is where true leaders come from and that is why the most successful people advance. Don’t hide them; fade them. Many people are in denial of their flaws and never work on them – and they end up average. Don’t hide from reality. Face your flaws and use them to bask in the glory of your personal growth.

How will you bring fulfillment to your life?

What energizes us to keep going in life is fulfillment and progress. They allow us to see our own growth and to experience our own advancement. When fulfillment doesn’t exist, people can become miserable. You need to figure out how you will bring the utmost fulfillment to your life and how you plan on getting there. Having these images in your head and taking the correct actions will bring them into your life.

How are you holding yourself back?

Are you your own worst enemy? You are the one that is in complete control of your decisions and in which way you decide to steer your car. There may be burdens you suffer under, but you must let them go. Leave your worries behind you; utilize your time with actions that will benefit you and will get you to where you want to go.  Start having an open mind and stop being so stubborn. You don’t know everything. And get rid of your impatience because nothing will happen over night. Perseverance and courage are the two things that will fuel you past these burdens that are holding you back.

Are you making the right choices in life?

Life is about choices and decisions – they create our destiny. It’s based on you and your mindset. The question that you need to ask yourself is: Are you making the right choices in life to get you to where you want to go and what you want to be? It’s all about perception and viewing things as right and wrong. You are more than capable of having a gut feeling and knowing when you should or shouldn’t be doing something. Do what you feel is right rather than what everyone else is doing. Do and decide things based on what is best for you and what will put you in the best position to move forward in your life.

What do you love about your life?

Within your lifetime you will have highs and lows. But no matter which you are going through, it is important to keep things in perspective. How you respond to life’s inevitable difficulties defines the strength of your character, as well as the quality of your life. The false idea that you are a victim of any particular circumstance is simply inaccurate. The ups and downs that occur on a daily basis are the tiny threads that make up the fabric of your life. Each one adds to your personal growth. The quality of your life is ultimately your choice. You can choose to be immobilized by the gravity of your disappointments, or you can choose to rise from the suffering and treasure the most precious gift you have – life itself.

The choices you make in LIFE will either HARM and be a hindrance in your life OR they will BLESS and enrich your life. WHICH WILL IT BE? THE BALL'S IN YOUR COURT, MAKE IT COUNT - IT'S ALL UP TO YOU!


Life is strung together by these questions and only you can answer them.

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