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I finished reading “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Tim Ferris this weekend. Whenever I read a book that is filled with advice on some aspect of life, I usually take away one or two bits of information, rather than try to remember everything.

The critical thinking point I took away from this book had to do with how certain questions are asked. According to Tim, if a question is asked that can’t be answered, than it’s a bad question and needs to be reworked. One of those bad questions is, “What do you want to do with your life?” when asked in relation to careers. It’s too broad to be effectively answered. Instead, Tim suggests you ask yourself the following question:

What excites you?

That’s waaaaaay easier to tackle than “What do you want to do with your life?”.

What excites me is reading, research, writing, publication layout, making art (drawing, fiber arts), using computer technology (building websites, setting up blogs, and using social media), talking to creative and interesting people, giving advice and providing people the information they need, and organizing projects and systems that allow things to get done.

Your turn ….

What excites you?