Three Tough Questions to Challenge your Spirit


“We have two lives, and the second one begins when we realize we only have one.” ~ Confucius

Life is short. Each moment is precious. We have from this moment until the day we die (which could be tomorrow) to live the life we want to live. We all know this to be true to a certain extent. But to another extent, we all too often ignore this knowledge, allowing the trivialities of everyday life to overwhelm us with pettiness and banality. Sometimes we need a reminder.

Sometimes we need to ask some tough questions in order to get motivated. Questioning things to the nth degree can be pretty daunting, and is probably better left to philosophers, but questioning things to the 1st degree may be a little easier for the layman to handle. As Socrates said, “Understanding a question, is half an answer.”

Here are three tough questions to challenge your spirit –

1) Would you rather take a risk and have some adventurous fun, or remain safe and comfortable, but bored?

“It is better to cross the line and suffer the consequences, than to just stare at the line for the rest of your life.” ~ Unknown

Life’s a risk whether you take risks or try to remain safe and sound, so you might as well try to have some fun. Strategically pushing your risk-taking to the next level can make a huge difference in your life. It can help you stretch your comfort zone and break certain mental paradigms that may have you stuck in a rut. Plus, it’s fun!


Safety and comfort are all well and good, but too much of both can make us lazy and apathetic. Better to take them in moderation by sprinkling a little mischievous and spontaneous fun into the mix. No reason to get too crazy – though I suggest getting “too crazy” at least once in your life – but maybe take a weekend and travel somewhere exotic without telling someone.

Or play the dice game: one through five can be low-risk fun, and six can be high risk. Whatever it lands on, do it, and have fun doing it. Or, perhaps become a “Yes Man” for a weekend, like the movie starring Jim Carrey. The key is to have fun. Mix it up, kick yourself out of that rut.

Life’s a risk anyway, and safety and comfort are overrated, while adventure is grossly underrated. Sometimes flipping the tables on your sense of security is the best way to bust out of the doldrums that plague you.

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