There’s a myriad of ways of finishing my title.
The first and most popular one is, what would your life be like if you could send a message to your younger self? The only thing you’ll possibly gain from asking that question is the realisation that you’re not happy with something in your life.
Hot on the heels is, what would your life be like if you won the lottery? If you’re not asking the first question, your life will not change very much, however, if you’re asking the first question with a passion, you’re in for quite a rollercoaster of a journey.
If you’re asking the question, what would your life be like if you gave up smoking or drinking? The answer is highly dependent upon why you drink or smoke. If you drink to be sociable, why would you want to stop? If you smoke because you love cigarettes, the question is pointless. If you smoke out of habit, it’s within your power to stop when you decide to break the habit, and yes, you will be fitter and healthier. The last time I thought about lighting a cigarette for myself was 2004.
What would your life be like if you gave up using the internet and watching the news? The answer is, you will remove a huge amount of negativity from your life. You’ll think everyone has the same problems as exist in your life, that is until your friends visit and share their second hand news with you. I usually adhere to the following.
Read the headlines, just don’t believe everything you read.
What would your life be like if you don’t change your mindset in any meaningful way? Your life will be exactly like it is today.
What would your life be like if you stopped worrying about the stuff you can’t control? The answer is, you will be in control of your life.
What would your life be like if you accepted responsibility for where you are today and where you will be tomorrow? The answer is, you will not need to send a message back to your younger self.
What would your life be like if you were grateful for every breath you take? The answer is, you will experience a great deal of peaceful moments in the life you’re living.
The last and most useless question I’ve heard is, what would your life be like if you knew you were going to die tomorrow? The answer is, that’s a fate waiting for everybody someday, however, unless you know for certain, it’s not a question anybody should be asking today.