I recently heard this question on a video I watched, and I started thinking about how I live my life on autopilot sometimes. I go through the day without giving a thought to what I've done or how I've made a contribution to others and myself.
I think about how I "want" to live or what I would "like" to be doing. The execution is where I often fail. I plan how I'm going to do something and I even get started but then I falter. As with many plans, the excitement occurs at the beginning and when that begins to wane so does the effort.
By asking myself, "How am I living?" at the beginning and at the end of each day, I put it at the forefront of my mind. I feel like this question will prompt me to do more, act instead of thinking only, and take more risks. Even if those risks end in failure, I will still learn something about how I'm living.
Plus, it's an accountability question. I don't want to get to the end of the day, look at this question, and then have no idea how to answer it. I feel like it will take me off autopilot and I will be more involved in my day from beginning to end.
Let me ask you, how are you living?
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.