How To Create a More Fulfilling Future – Blog Series

NEW BLOG SERIES: How to create a more fulfilling future.
How To Create a More Fulfilling FutureWith the launch of my new book, How I Motivated Myself to Succeed, on the horizon, I thought it was the perfect time to begin my new blog series: Creating a more fulfilling future.
I’m a great believer in being in control of your own destiny, and so I include various exercises in the book to help my readers sort through their thoughts. I wanted to include a series of thought-provoking questions here on my blog to complement the book.
Don’t think too hard about each question, just go with the first thing that pops into your head. Some questions will amuse you, others will test your boundaries, but all of them will bring about a sense of fulfilment that you can carry forward.
Every Monday, for the next ten weeks, I will post additional questions for you to answer. You might want to gather them all together like a personal workbook, or just pop in and out to answer the questions that appeal to you.
Each week I’ll share the link to the previous questions so you can collect them as you go and don’t have to worry if you miss a week. They may seem random in their order, but if you do choose to follow the entire series, then you’ll hopefully get a fully rounded picture of your life, goals, and aspirations for a fulfilling future.
Grab a notebook, your journal, or open a new word document and record your answers so you can refer to them when needed.
Questions for week #1:

  1. What would you do if you were brave enough?
  2. What have you done that you never thought you would/could?
  3. Describe a spontaneous action that led to something incredible.
  4. What challenges are you ready to face?

Join me next Monday for more questions.
As always, your responses can be as private or as public as you choose. Feel free to leave your answers in the comments below. If you’d rather not, then simply share how you find the selection of questions, if you can answer them easily or if you struggled, and what you have chosen to do with the answers that came up for you if anything.
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  1. I love these questions!
    1) Get back into singing. Since losing my earring, I’ve been far to scared to get back not he stage.
    2) My body managed our visit to NYC. I didn’t think it would cope well at all, but despite some pain. I managed. I thought my days of holidaying in cities were over.
    3) What does this say about me that I can only think of spontaneous nights out that turned out to be amazing nights out?!
    4) Hmmm. None and all of them. For me personally, I think that question is bit of thinker.

    1. Thanks, Hayley. I’m glad you liked the questions. I can relate to your answer for number 2. We both had amazing trips this summer and we also both coped better than expected! I don’t know about you but my experience pushed me to live just outside my comfort zone a little more.
      Ah yes, number 4. Let it process and then jot down your thoughts. They’ll come to you in time. 🙂

      1. I’m so glad your body coped too! Thank goodness. I was also forced out of my comfort zone, especially as my husband was working and I had to make sure my daughter was kept entertained. We survived! Cheers Shelley x

  2. I really love these questions, Shelley and I look forward to the rest of the series. I’m going to write these down in a notebook and think about them. There are definitely things I’d like to do but I’m holding back because of ‘what ifs’. It might sound a bit ‘boastful’ but I feel there is more that I can do that I’m doing right now. These questions will get me thinking about my achievements as well, because I’m often too quick to think about what I haven’t done rather than what I have done 🙂

    1. That’s a brilliant idea! Using the questions for reflection will be incredibly useful. There is nothing boastful about celebrating your successes or strengths! Go for it! I’ve written an entire section on this topic in my new book as I think it’s one of the most important things we can do. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get loads of inspiration from this series x

  3. Thought provoking questions, indeed! I just finished a relay race (121 miles of trail run by 8 people). I’m hurting right now, but I’m pretty proud of myself. I never would have tried it if I hadn’t met my husband. The best gauge–to me– of a successful relationship is one where each partner invites the other into new adventures. I always liked fitness, but my husband helped me take it to the next level. Not that I’m relying on him to motivate me, just that he presented the opportunity and I took the chance to leap.
    I can’t answer the rest of the questions without revealing something that’s not quite ready for prime time. But, I’ll definitely be watching for Monday’s questions.

    1. Wow! That’s an amazing achievement, Angela. Congratulations! I love the incredible opportunities that present themselves when we choose to leap. I hope you continue to push your boundaries and embrace that positive energy x

  4. What would you do if you were brave enough? I would send my manuscript, once completed, to real publishers!
    What have you done that you never thought you would/could? I never thought I would be able to juggle work and family… and I can!
    Describe a spontaneous action that led to something incredible. – I spontaneously decided to go for Governor at school, never thinking I’d get it, and I was chosen! Now I have been granted more respect from senior management than I ever thought possible!
    What challenges are you ready to face? Whatever is thrown at me!

  5. Some great replies Shelley and me ..Well, I was brave enough and here I am! Living in Thailand, writing , blogging, exploring. If I had written 20 years ago what I wuld be doing guess is it would be so totally different…I took that leap into the unknown and wow….Still lots to do ..get my first book published and that is where I am much like you…my blooging niche and my book are at total odds with each other…A writing friend said of me when she read the first chapter ” Oh my Buddha what have we unleashed”…I just have this little quirk inside my brain which takes me into fantasy land….Oh and I cook…Lol…..

    1. Wow, what a fabulous achievement. Thailand is on my travel bucket list! Yes, sometimes our ‘destiny’ arrives a little later than we would like but I feel that this means it’s the right time. Good luck with your book. Keep in touch and let me know how you’re getting on x p.s: I’m hopeless at cooking! 😉

  6. If Iwas brave enough I would go scuba diving 2. I never dreamed I would blog or write or emigrate and spontiety Aha it was great but not for airing in public and 4..Not scuba diving 😉

  7. 1) If I was brave enough I’d retire from my job. 2) I never thought I’d become a writer or write a book and both have happened. 3) I goofed up and posted something on a group page I wasn’t supposed to, and it led to a friendship with the person who became my publisher. 4) I am scared but ready to begin promoting my book when it comes out later this month.

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