Two Powerful Questions...


The quality of our lives is determined by the quality of the questions we ask ourselves (or that are asked of us).  Asking powerful questions is the basis of all great coaching. 

That's probably why I vividly remember this scene in “The Bucket List”.  Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson are in Egypt overlooking the pyramids. Morgan’s character shares the following...

“You know, the ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death. When their souls got to the entrance to heaven, the guards asked two questions. Their answers determined whether they were able to enter or not.”

These were the two questions:

-Have you found joy in your life?
-Has your life brought joy to others?

He then pauses and presses, pushing Jack’s character to reflect and answer.

I remember this scene so well because I loved these questions and thought they were such a powerful way to look at our lives.   I think about these questions often. 

Today, I encourage you to take a moment to pause and reflect on your own answers to these important questions. Are you living the life you want to live?  Are you making the difference you want to make?  If not, what can you do, right now to move forward towards the life you want to live?  

I hope you have a beautiful day!

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