The Central Question 2
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
(Mary Oliver, Summer Day)
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“What do you want?”
“I don’t know.”
“Do you want to find out?”
“Do you just sort of want to find out, or do you really REALLY want to?
Do you BURN to find out?”
“YES! But I don’t know how.”
“The first step is to ASK the question, to really engage with it.
If you just passively read the question, it’s just a bunch of words put together, a verbal empty [<link; short read].
When you really ASK it, the question comes alive, and becomes a guide. You’re initiating a powerful Macro-Process [<link; short read].
What do you REALLY want, deep deep down?
To make it even more powerful, you can pair it with another question:
What do you want?
Who do you want to BE?”
“How long will it take?”
“It doesn’t matter.
This is a Meta-Decision [<link; medium read], a decision that will permanently alter the trajectory of your life. A profound investment in your future.
COMMIT to making it the Central Focus of your life, your ONE Thing until you find out.”