Today is the first day of classes at UNCG; just finished meeting with my first “What Could I Do With My Life” class today.
During class, had them answer a set of questions; my favorite was having them answer:
“On a scale from 1 (my life completely sucks and I don’t want to be here) to 10 (my life is awesome 24/7), how would you rate your life? Then describe the state of your life RIGHT NOW in ONE WORD.”
Most answers to the scale questions were around 7 or 8. The words were more interesting, from “stressed” to “chill,” from “anxious” to “open-minded.” Fascinating!
So, what would be your SCORE and your ONE WORD?
I will give them additional questions to ponder, not for homework, but to have them think about on their own in this journey during the semester. These four questions (slightly modified for our course) were from the book, “The 1% Rule: How to Fall in Love With the Process and Achieve Your Wildest Dreams” by Tommy Baker. They are:
- How fulfilled are you with your life today?
- What is your vision for your life in the next five years?
- How inspired and excited are you in this moment?
- How connected do you feel with yourself and with others?
As food for thought, how would YOU answer these questions?
By the way, my score was “9” and my word was “content.”