I ran across these questions today and I thought I would take a opportunity to try to answer:
- What do I enjoy?
- What do I do well?
- What bothers me?
- What opportunities are in front of me?
- Who am I living for?
I have spent a lot of time reflecting on both my immediate answers and my answers with reflection. My initial answers were simply me being an ass. I tried to be sarcastic and funny and was neither. I will try to answer honestly here.
What do I enjoy?
To be honest, in the past I was not very good at enjoying things. I typically held myself back from having fun. I was too busy waiting for the sky to fall in. At this point in my life,I am working hard on making a change. I am trying to enjoy the now and ignore the future. The present is a gift and I need to treat it as such. The things I enjoy most are as follows:
- Time with family
- Time with friends
- Reading and learning
What do I do well?
On the positive side, I feel like I could learn anything. It might take me forever but I will not be deterred. To not be too positive about myself, I am great at starting projects but not so good at finishing. I am working to acknowledge this and become better.
What bothers me?
I think the things that bother me most is hypocrisy. I hear people complain of the issues of others but completely ignore their own issues. To make matters worse I am a hypocrite as well. Turns out that it is really hard not to be judgmental.
What opportunities are in front of me?
I am lucky enough to have many opportunities. I am able to spend time with my family but I can also have the luxury of learning and reading regularly.
Who am I living for?
I am living for my family. I try to make sure that my decisions and actions align with being the best father and husband I can be.