In my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within
Ask yourself these questions: Have the past five years of your life brought you what you want out of life? Were you focused on a goal and going somewhere special? Or were you just drifting, only to find out today, five years later, that your time was mostly wasted?
Maybe you’ve never asked this question before, so you might reply without thinking, “I guess I have what I want.” Or, maybe you know right now your answer is, “Are you kidding? No way!” Think about it and ask yourself now. Are you really excited about getting up every morning? Do you have a career that fulfills you? Do you have love in your life? Do you have a warm and peaceful feeling inside that makes you glad to just be alive, no matter what?
Or do you have a vague feeling that you’re somehow “faking it” in your life, as though you’ve never really known who you are, or all you can do, or why you’re here? Do you have a feeling that you’ve missed really living your life that you’re just doing what you can to survive?
When you have your answer, here’s something else to keep in mind: the next five years will be just the same. So you need to ask another question right now. Do I want the next five years to be like the last five?