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 recommenced 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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