The 3 Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself

Discover the 10 unconventional laws that all extraordinary people live by in Vishen Lakhiani’s new book, “The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms”. You can get access to the book and additional bonus content here:

In this video, we are going to change the way you think about goal setting. We are going to present to you the 3 most important questions to ask yourself. You can learn more from Vishen in his Consciousness Engineering program:

Over the years, I’ve come to stop believing in goal setting. Why? Because goal setting, or at least the way most of us are trained to do it, actually gets us to be obsessed about the how of attaining our goals, rather than the passion, the vision, and the beauty of the goal itself. In short, we get obsessed with the ‘means’, rather than the ‘end’.
And this is why so many of us wake up at the age of 40 one day, dreading going to work because we were forced to pick a career before we could legally buy a beer.

If everyone asked themselves these questions at the age of 18, we believe the world would be a much happier place. But no matter how old you are, it’s not too late.

This exercise will change the way you plan your life and see your goals. It’ll change the way you see your career, mission, and life purpose unfolding. The intro to the exercise takes no more than 5 minutes, and the exercise itself takes 7 minutes. This could be one of the most important 12 minutes of your life.

Download the PDF on the link below, print it out, and click play to get started.

Also, if you want to learn more about creating the reality YOU have always dreamed of, check out my program Consciousness Engineering


43 thoughts on “The 3 Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself

  1. Por trazer uma forma de alimentação mais caseira e ligada a nossas raízes culturais, assim como uma forma de produção, mudar a relação do ser humano com o meio ambiente pelo alimento que ele come. Consciência com o corpo bem estar físico, com a terra e quem vive dela. Com o meio ambiente e o futuro do planeta

  2. I want to thank you for who you are and what you do, it is so beautifull to see, lots of thanks and gratitude and flow of inner beauty and….so glad to find it – to learn – to do all these effective and right exercise ))) warm hugs

  3. Influenced by this video so much that I started offering Vision Board workshops at the Youth Shelters and Youth Mental
    health centers in my area to youth who are suicidal or have lost hope.

  4. Thank You for this video. I keep finding myself diving into this over and over to get at the heart of what is true for me. I’ve seen the shortcuts take place and the new ways of thinking start as I work towards making my goals a reality. This really is a Blueprint into your soul.

  5. I have lead a great life and have had a lot of fun, live in a beautiful place, have good friends, a loving husband, fine children and have been able to help a lot of people, but I'm ready to expand my finances. That would give me greater ability to help people I know need help. I am living a little too close to the edge.I need to understand money better, because it looks to me now that if I am to continue onto the path I am on with grace and success, I need a great deal more money. On the other hand, maybe I need to be more organized to help people help us all to make sure we have a livable earth. I want every creature to have enough to eat, good water to drink, and clean air to breathe as I do. Thank you for the vision and dedication in the work you are doing.

  6. I want to experience connecting with people all over the world communicating messages of LOVE, Power & Hope thru singing, speaking, writing, acting and service. I want to grow thru becoming fluent in Spanish, French & Italian and creating interaction to people thru these languages. I want to contribute to the world by overhauling what we call education, especially as it relates to the underprivileged, "at-risk" and others who do not have opportunities because of high aptitudes, excellent grades and other accepted models of scholastic achievement.

  7. Hi Vishen and team at mindvalley 🙂
    Your book is amazing and would like to thank you for putting it out there for everyone!!
    I really enjoyed how you made the exercise simple ( I was about to over think it all lol).

    Experience being on the innovation side of change that makes the world a healthier, happier place for all life while travelling the world!
    Grow to always be the best I can be mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually!
    Contribute to the implementations of how we make and use energy, and education!

  8. Experiences: learn new languages like portuguese and french; create and manage a hotel or recreational resort with 2 part at the seaside and in the mountain where people will be able to rest, practice sports, do meditation and other mindful practices, recover from burnout; spend great time with family and friends; myself should travel each year to 3 new places; learn to dance well tango, waltz and bosa nova. Growth: become well-balanced person, happy every time to help somebody; run a very profitable business with a charitable flavor; Contribution: help people to have a life of happiness and fullfilment; donate to educational causes helping women in the third world and not only to get education, work and get money to live well and educate their kids; help lots of parents to realize that the most improtant thing when raising kids is to make them free and happy, well educated and capable of taking care of themself. Raising kids is an owesome job: on one hand you need to be a responsible person but mostly opposing high standards and requirements to yourself not to your kids. Your kids must receive unconditional love to grow secure and confident people.

  9. 1. want to build an ngo
    2. want to be fit like arnold
    3. want to wakeup everyday singing a beautiful songs..
    4. want to explore the whole world ..visitibg places where i can be come closer to my self


    1. want to learn best tecniques of meditation as currently i have many ..but want more

    2. want to know every sibgle espect of my life

    1. want a peacfull world ..and want every poltician to learn good meditation
    2. want to run an ngo
    3. want more plants in the planet
    4. want to secure this bueatiful planet

  10. i want to make robots, study physics and do experiments, or have the opportunity to go outer space. learn more musical instruments, continue to improve my drawings and learn new techniques. have bigger business and to have a happy family.

  11. Experience:
    – make family proud of me
    – make an impact on the world
    – fit in size L
    – meet someone who understand me & accept me for who I am (family to family) so we could build a new family
    – be a mom who still pursuing her dreams & travel.
    – learn about the different culture around the world & life of other humans

    – Learn new things everyday
    – Meet new or more people
    – break language barrier
    – learn how to maintain relationships ( personal & work)
    – understanding god or being mindfulness in life.
    – experience life & share.
    – climb mount baldy
    – learn kick boxing

    – Share how beautiful Malaysia is (the people, the place, the language, the bad, and the good)
    – Build and maintain a good family relationship with brothers and sister, cousins & uncles
    – Help/educate Malaysian why our beach, our rainforest, & Malaysia is a treasure to us.
    -educate the children it is important to understand this.
    – connect friends together (be the middle person)
    – Share knowledge of other life.

  12. I loved this, it made me set my life goal like I have never done before. Thank you…also makes goal setting easier… I didn't have to crack my head…. It came easily.

  13. Thank you. I am excited to use this with my staff in our gym at our next employee gathering. This will give me the nuggets I need to know them a little bit better and to make work a bit more personal and interesting for all of us. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I want to hold my centre calm through yoga practise and meditation and be a wayshower to others as my creative spirit trusts that I can follow my excitement in life, I know when I take this step without fear all manner of opportunities will open up to make my ultimate goals possible.

  15. Experiences:
    -Studying in John Hopkins University Medical School, specializing in pediatric oncology
    -Clinical investigation in cancer to create novel methods in treatment and prevention of the disease
    -Traveling to Japan
    -Parachuting with friends
    -Deep sea diving with friends
    -Living in a house with a lift inside it
    -Navy blue Cadillac
    -Golfing with friends

    -Medical school at JHU, specializing in pediatric oncology
    -People skills
    -Resilience & Mental Toughness, dealing with stressful situations positively
    -Mastering the Japanese language
    -Questioning old paradigms and expanding my mind to its fullest potential
    -To research on cancer, and look for a drug that could target cancers that are incredibly resistant

    -Giving the best healthcare to those who can't afford
    -Providing personalized medicine for all patients to allow them to have their diseases cured more effectively (through novel tools such as genomics)
    -Finding the "magic bullet" in cancer, and making it publicly available at a low cost
    -Teaching in less-developed countries, in the fields of Biology, Physiology and Medicine
    – Globally inspiring people in living privileged lives

  16. I've been focusing on this so much, at least I've been trying… trying to heal. I know I'm not going anywhere until I heal what's wrong inside. It's much harder than it sounds.. but I appreciate the thinkers like Vishen and Mindvalley.

  17. Experiences
    travel to China and see the great wall
    go to India and see the boddhi tree
    hike the Himalayas
    go on an African photo safari
    see the pyramids of Egypt
    turn my passion for photography into a career that supports my son and I and provides us with financial abundance

    learn another language
    take my son to all the places in question one
    Take a photography class
    more confidence and trust in myself to accomplish the things I want in life

    more quality time with my son
    sharing my art with my community and the world
    open up a gallery for all artists to share
    their art

  18. I am totally agreed with Tony Robbin's findings: "deep down inside we have two great spiritual needs. the need to grow ourselves and the need to contribute. True fulfillment comes from growth and contribution."
    and I believe Mindvalley's Way of goal setting is extraordinary. I appreciate it. I am trying my level best to use this goal setting process in my company. Thanks a lot Vishen for presenting this dimensional way of goal setting.

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