The deviously simple question to create a fulfilling life

By March 13, 2020March 16th, 2020Communication

The book I’ve read the most is by far, “Way of the Peaceful Warrior.”

In the book, the secondary character asks the protagonist a question, which you can use in your own life if you’re interested in building a fulfilling life. In essence, a life that’s worth remembering.

Anyways, short story long:

The main character in the book is Dan (the author himself).

He meets this strange guy at a gas station, Socrates, who takes Dan on a journey that will completely transform his life.

Socrates uses stories, metaphors, and questions to teach Dan about how to live a fulfilling life.

In the book, Socrates asks Dan a deviously simple question, which is the one I’d like you to think about.

Here’s the question from the book (and don’t let the simplicity of the question turn you off. There’s a profound lesson to learn from it.):

“Are you happy?”


Three words. Just three words. And possibly one of the most powerful questions you could ever ask yourself.

Think about it…

According to WHO, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression today.

And millions suffer from low self-esteem and low self-worth.

Bottom line:

The only thing that matters in your life is whether you’re happy or not.

For example:

  • You can amass more money than Scrooge McDuck and still be unhappy.
  • You can find the perfect partner who’s giving you everything you ever wanted and still be unhappy.
  • You can get the perfect job and still be unhappy.
  • You can build an amazing business as you’ve always dreamed of and still be unhappy.

Because in the end, how you feel about yourself when you’re by yourself is all that matters.

And in my humble, but extremely accurate, opinion most people aren’t able to answer the simple question from Peaceful Warrior. Most people would say something like:

“Well, yeaaah, I guess I’m pretty happy.” or, “I think so.” or, “Not really…”

Look, unless you’re able to confidently say without any hesitation: “Hell yeah, I’m happy!” you probably got some internal work to do.

But how do you build a life that fulfills every area of your life?

It’s simple (although not necessarily easy).

It starts with your internal psychology.

As cliche as it sounds… happiness is, in fact, an inside job!

And one of the essential elements in my book, The TRUST Method, is how you build an unbreakable psychology and develop mental toughness.

You’ll also learn how to build genuine trust with anyone…and…influence them to take action.

Sound good?

You can check out the book via the almighty link below:

Kristian Thaulow