A Re-Post: 3 Thought Provoking Questions (by Adam Goodwin)

A Re-Post: 3 Thought Provoking Questions

by Adam Goodwin | 2016 | Last Updated: January 20, 2016


In June 2013, I published a blog post titled: “3 thought provoking questions”. The post was related to three questions I had recently been asked. As the post is nearing 3  years old, I thought it may be a good time to re-post it. So, below, please find the re-posted blog post from June 2013 (it has been slightly edited and altered from the original posting):

Three questions

Recently, I was asked three thought provoking questions.

  1. List 27 things you would like to experience before death.
  2. If you won $50 million from the lottery, how would your life and work change?
  3. It is (2020). Your life is on television. You are living an ‘ideal’ life. What would a week of the TV show look like?

List 27 things I would like to experience before I die

This seems to be similar to bucket lists and goals (a recent bucket list can be viewed by clicking here).  The wording is what caught my attention.  Many people ask things like, “what is your goal?”  Not many people speak about accomplishments before death.  Perhaps it is because this gives a definitive aspect to human life.  It is not infinite.

Now it’s your turn.  Start to make a list.  Share the list.  You never know who might come along and help you accomplish one of your dream experiences.

If you won the $50 million lottery, how would your life and work change

I was reading recent articles and research.  Many people’s life change for a few years then go back to pre-lottery lifestyle.  Some of this is due to the fact they spend all the money.  Others, the money becomes too much with family members and friends constantly asking for money.

Stop, and spend a few minutes thinking about what would you actually do if you won the lottery.  This is different from what you think you would do.

It is 2020.  Your life is a TV show.  You are living your ideal life.  What would of your TV show be like?

In other words, this is asking, in 10+ years you are living your ideal life (this assumes perhaps you are not now).  What would your perfect life include?  Moving to the tropics? Reading all day?  Going back to be a full-time student?  Giving all your time, money, and things to charities and community organization each and every day?

Wouldn’t that be kind of cool.  Your life is so ideal, they make it into a TV show.  What is stopping you?  Likely money.  Happiness will always lead to an infinite amount of wealth.

So, what would it look like for you?  And just to make you feel good, I would likely watch it.  Just sayin’.

Your call to action

Get out a piece of paper and write down some of your initial thoughts and answers to these questions.  Be honest.  You don’t have to share with anyone, if you do not want to.

If you feel like sharing, let us know by commenting below or connecting with us on social media!

Further Reading
Based on your reading of this blog post, you may also be interested in: Bucket List: December 2015.
These are one person’s thoughts and opinions.  We welcome your feedback and own thoughts. Feel free to comment below or connect with us via social media.
Adam Goodwin is a Canadian who has lived and worked in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, who is currently attending one of the world’s best sport management programs at the University of Windsor.  He is a proud introvert and silent leader.  He has traveled to 50 major global cities around the world, and has worked with universities, non-profits, consulting firms, and sport organizations.  He has family and friends around the world.  Follow his travels, work, projects, and thoughts on Twitter (@adam13goodwin) and on this blog (click on the bottom right-hand corner to sign up for weekly email notifications).
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