How would you live your life if it were your last year?

Written by Stephanie Jackson

How would you live your life if it were your last year? Is one of the most powerful questions in my coaching question repertoire to reveal mindsets. 

If it takes you more than 3 minutes to answer this question, then you are not clear on:

  • What drives you;
  • Your values and what is important to you; and
  • Your core direction, purpose, and voice in life.

And that’s OK.  It’s about starting there at that  point.  But when I ask this question in my coaching sessions, we often are able to identify various mindsets by looking at where people are placing their immediate focus.   The main attention typically falls into a combination of these following areas:

  • Self
  • Others
  • Material wants and Money
  • Goals and Purpose

So how does this powerful question, How would you live your life if it were your last year?, open the circulation in your life at a level of:

  • Material wants and money;
  • Emotional needs;
  • Health; and
  • Relationships?

In this video I identify some of the mindsets that come up as a reflection in the various answers.  I model various answers to allow you to identify certain mindsets of your own.

 

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