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2 questions which changed my life

In 2009, Bronnie Ware, an Australian palliative care nurse, published a blog called “Regrets of the Dying.” This thought-provoking piece garnered 8 million views and inspired her to write the book “The Five Regrets of the Dying.”

As someone who cares for individuals on their deathbeds, Ware delved into conversations with many of them, seeking insight into their greatest regrets. The first regret she discovered was, “I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” 

Bonjour, in this video I want to share with you two really simple questions that can have a big impact long term on your life. 

Interestingly, while working with numerous high-performing leaders worldwide, I’ve observed that although they devote time to their business strategies and reviewing progress, many struggle to apply the same principles to their personal lives.

Just yesterday, during a training session with a big mining group, we had a session on Amplify Your Life where we discussed how the principles and tactics covered in the training are equally, if not more, significant when applied to our personal life. The leader of the group shared his own struggles in applying these tactics and understanding their personal implications. 

To address this challenge, I suggested two simple questions to contemplate every quarter. Firstly, ask yourself, “What are the two or three priorities or projects that, if I wholeheartedly focus on over the next two or three months, will have a substantial impact on my life?” 

These become your personal “big rocks”—key priorities with the potential for significant long-term effects. 

Next, on a weekly basis, review these priorities and ask yourself, “What do I need to do next week to progress these?” By consistently addressing this question, you ensure that you allocate time and effort to move closer to your personal goals.

Now, I must emphasize that this is not an overnight miracle. It’s an ongoing process that accumulates impact over time. If you commit to these two simple questions, after a quarter, two quarters, or even a year, you’ll begin to witness the transformative power they hold. 

So my question to you is this: Is it worth investing just 10 minutes per quarter to reflect on the two or three things that, if done well over the next three months, will significantly impact your life? And can you spare 10 minutes per week to assess what needs to be done to progress towards those goals? 

This week’s Work Smarter: Live Better tip is a reminder of the importance of these simple yet vital practices. I hope you find value in incorporating them into your life. 

Wishing you a lovely day. 

A bientôt,

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