The important questions every middle-aged person needs to be asking themselves

Guest Post by Jonathon M. Seidl

Originally Posted @ TheCourage.com

Remember those days watching Kirk Cameron as a budding teenager actor in “Growing Pains” and relating to the 30-minute snippets of what Mike Seaver was going through? Well, those days are gone, and now — as Kirk laid out in his new Campfire video — he’s approaching 50. That has led him to start asking some important questions and reevaluating certain things in his life. And they’re questions anyone who is approaching “mid-life” can benefit from.

The idea comes from a great book recommended to Kirk by a friend called, “Halftime: Moving From Success to Significance.” In it, the author talks to middle-aged adults about what the second half of their life is going to be like, and forces them to ask certain questions — questions that Kirk has found really beneficial.

“I’m about halfway through the book right now, and here’s what I love about it: It’s kind of like a gap year for people our age,” He said. “I’m 49, and I’m probably a little more than halfway through the game of life.”

“It encourages you to ask questions like:

  • ‘Am I missing anything in my life right now that is important to me?’ I camped out on that question for about 15 minutes the other day!,” he explained.
  • “‘What am I passionate about?
  • Who am I?
  • What do I value?
  • What do I want to be doing in 10 years, 20 years?’

These are important questions.”

Some 0f the other questions the author encourages readers to ask are:

  • “What is it about my job that makes me feel trapped?
  • What would I be willing to die for?”
  • “Would I be willing to take a less stressful, lower paying job to be happier and be closer to God, my family, and my true self?”

“Think of how can I make the second half of my life more meaningful than the first half!” Kirk encouraged. “It’s been really meaningful for me to think about those things.”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jonathon M. Seidl is the managing editor of TheCourage. He most recently served as the editor-in-chief of I Am Second, the non-profit known for its white chair films featuring athletes and celebrities. His writing has appeared in WORLD magazine, the American Spectator, and Fox News. Jonathon graduated from The King’s College-New York City with a degree in politics, philosophy, and economics. He lives in Dallas with his wife, daughter, and son.

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