How do you know if you’re living a caged life if you don’t know what questions to ask yourself?
Most of us live in cages of one kind or another and don’t even realize it. A lot of the time, these cages are mental – like the limitations we put on ourselves or the expectations society places upon us.
Questions to ask yourself: Are you living a caged life?
The cages we create for ourselves can hold us back from living a purposeful and fulfilling life. We may struggle to live intentionally, focused, and fulfilled because we are trapped in these cages, unable to break free and be our true lives.
The cages we find ourselves in are often ones we have created for ourselves. We may be afraid to take risks, try new things, or follow our passions because we are afraid of failure. We may feel that we are expected to conform to certain roles or expectations, and so we box ourselves in, not daring to step outside of those boundaries.
Ask yourself these questions so you can break free
It is possible to break free from these cages and live a more intentional and purposeful life. In order to do so, you need to ask yourself these questions as we head into 2023:
1. In 2022, where have you made progress?
It is important to take stock of our achievements and look back at what we have accomplished and look back at what we have accomplished. This can help us to see the progress we have made and give us a sense of direction for the future. It can also help us to identify any gaps or deficiencies in our progress so that we can set intentions for the coming year. When assessing our progress, it is important to be factual and objective rather than emotional. We should look at our progress in four areas: physical, financial, faith/spiritual, and family/network. By doing so, we can have a more holistic view of our progress and where we need to focus our efforts in the future.
2. Have you set your intention for 2023?
Once we have assessed our progress, it is important to set our intentions for the coming year. This means identifying what we want to achieve and how we plan to do it. It is also important to choose a word that we want to live by in 2023, a word that represents the qualities and values we want to embody in the coming year. By setting our intentions and choosing a guiding word, we can have a clear focus and direction for the coming year, which can help us to make progress and achieve our goals.
3. How will you create impact in 2023?
It is not enough to simply set our intentions and work towards achieving them. In order to truly live a purposeful and fulfilling life, we need to make a positive impact in the world. Ask yourself what kind of impact you want to make. This can be through our work, our relationships, or through the causes we support. We may even want to create a movement, a group of people who are united in a common cause and are working towards a shared goal. Whatever form it takes, creating impact means making a difference in the world and leaving a lasting legacy.
Conclusion: Break free so you can live an intentional and purposeful life
When you ask yourself these 3 questions and focus on making progress, setting your intentions, and creating impact, you can break free from the cages you have created for yourself and live a more intentional and purposeful life in 2023. It’s essential to be self-aware so you can continue to use these questions to ask yourself and assess your progress along the way. The life you deserve to live is right around the corner.