Monday, December 18, 2006

The Question

I got an interesting e-mail today from a gentleman named Rajesh Setty

He wrote:

Dear Kelley,

Liz Strauss refered me to you...

I maintain a blog called Life Beyond Code where I get about 400,000 page views a month. I have always believed that it is not always the answers but sometimes asking one good question is what is required to make a difference in a person's life or business or both. So as we approach the new year, I am posting a series of questions that people should consider asking themselves in 2007 to get more out of their life or business or both. I am reaching out to several influencers like yourself to get those questions.

So, what is the ONE important question a person should ask himself or herself in 2007?


Wow. This is a real brain stretcher to start the day off! Let me just climb up to the top of a mountain and get some advice on that...Hold on just a sec Raj. Be right with ya.

(Huff Puff, Huff Puff, Huff Puff...)

I'm back. Hows this grab ya:

Dear Rajesh,

Thank you for the opportunity. Liz speaks quite highly of you, so I am honored to participate.

I do not believe one can find a complete answer from any single question, any more than one could fill an entire ocean with only one cup of water.
I do have a theme of which I think would be a good start, but it would lead to many questions, as all theories do:

Imagine you are at the very end of your life, looking back on your hopes, dreams and accomplishments. If you could go back, start over, and write the script for your life, what would you dream it to be?
To answer this, you must ask, "What matters most?"
And from there, the real question is;
"What steps must I take, right now, today, in this very moment, to make that dream awaken?"

If you can answer these questions, everything else in life then flows, like a crystal clear river.
For then the only question is, "Am I doing what matters right now?"


Now please exuse me while I go find my golden meditation tunic. LOL

(Just kiddin. Actually I think this is cool.)
Raj sounds like a great guy.

Liz says:

"He's quite an author an entrepreneur...I've interviewed him about his book, Beyond Code, at Successful Blog.
He's a rich and deep thinking man."


The Fat Lady Sings said...

Funny you should post about this - because I've been thinking along those same lines. Greenleaf’s admonition to future generations has always resonated with me: “For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been'.”

You know - I always told myself this would never be me. The worst thing I could imagine at the end of my days is to look back over my life with regret or sadness. So your question makes a great deal of sense. "Am I doing what matters right now?" And the answer is: I don't know. I am not where I planned to be at this age. Of course - I don't feel this age; not really. I'm smarter, wiser - more comfortable in my own skin - but in many ways I'm not even close to my dreams. So - what can I do to change that? Well - that's a topic I'm ruminating on, my dear. Change may be in the air.

Kath in the Country said...

Eloquently written, I gotta go think..hard...about...who I'm gonna be during this next scary phase of my life....Thanks a lot! Ha Ha

Rain said...

"Am I doing what matters right now?"

That will be my meditation for 2007.
Thank you.

Happy Holidays Kelley!