Are you itching to get more out of your life but feel stuck?
If so, then it’s good to point out, that most usually when we have the greatest moments of change in life, it usually comes down to just asking ourselves a few important questions, so we can look at things from a different perspective.
That this very act alone (looking within), usually provides us the perfect framework to help us focus on our lives with sincerity, and of course, an open heart.
Not only that but when we ask ourselves deep questions, that have a profound way of making us look at things differently, it is then that we can truly begin to see our lives taking shape in how we want to evolve.
These important insights are basically important windows to the soul (that we really need), and can help us create and manifest the life that we truly desire.
So, if this is something that you are longing and hoping for, take a look at these 6 powerful life questions below, so you can better understand and navigate where you want to go in life.
1. Where would you like to be in the next one, five, or ten years?
The first question is all about looking ahead because looking at your life with the long term in mind is a critical strategy in order to turn your life around.
In fact, according to this Harvard Business Review, those who set goals are twice as likely to succeed as those who don’t. Setting goals is so critical!
The Harvard review also states that if you document your goals and aspirations, you will be ten times more likely to succeed than those who haven’t taken the time to frame their goals or aspirations.
So, it’s especially important to ask yourself where you want to be in one, five, or even ten years. When you do this, you’ll be able to set clear and affirmative goals, to help give you a clear vision of your most desired outcome, so you can get to them faster!
Furthermore, your goals will also help provide you with the inspiration and motivation that you need, so that when the time comes to rebuild your life, you’re at a great starting point to see them through.
2. When was the last time you’ve gone outside of your comfort zone?
Did you know that the term “comfort zone” was named that way for a reason? The reason for this is because our comfort zones are usually safe, comfortable, and predictable.
In fact, if you haven’t done anything new in a very long time, almost any success that you’ll have in your life will be the direct result of taking a risk and leaving your comfort zone.
And if you stay in your safe and comfortable place for too long, you may also be staying in a place of stagnation, which could leave you feeling helpless and rendering for more in life.
That means that meeting new people, getting out there, knowing that you have so much more to know every day, all lies beyond the familiar.
If you start taking little steps, getting out there, and shaking things up, you’ll find that doing something new, that is beyond your usual daily routine, you’ll start feeling alive again.
And when you do this, this can play a big role in changing your life around.
3. Are you using your strengths?
In order to change for the better and to really see things turn around, you have to know that it can be of tremendous value for you, and your life, and your career, to know your strengths.
Knowing one’s strengths will help anyone be more resourceful, plus you’ll reap the following benefits when you clearly understand what your strengths truly are:
- Knowing your strengths will instinctively help you concentrate on the right things that have the greatest impact on your life.
- Knowing your strengths will bring forth more confidence to lead the life you crave.
- Knowing your strengths will help you stop compromising your values because your talents/strengths will give you a sense of worth.
How do you recognize the strengths that you already have? To find out what your personal strengths are, ask yourself, “What do I do especially well at?“
You’ll notice that the things that you do exceptionally well at or excel with ease, are your God-given strengths, and you should use them more often if you wish to see true change.
4. How much do you worry about what others think of you?
If you’re constantly asking yourself questions like, “did they think what I said was smart?” or, “do they think I’m likely to succeed?” or, “have they ever thought that what I said was dumb?”
Then you definitely cannot be present with your best self.
The thing to remember is, is that thinking about what other people think of you, serves you absolutely no purpose at all!
After all, since we are the sole leading actor in our own lives, people mostly just think about themselves anyway.
So instead of thinking about what others are thinking of you, and if you wish to seek true change in your life, it’s best that you start focusing on being the best version of yourself now, than worrying about what others are thinking of you.
Try focusing on being a great listener, try harnessing a positive mindset if the mindset you have now is very self-critical, and remember to ask good questions.
Because at the end of the day, wasting your precious time worrying about what other people think of you is a) none of your business and be) serves you absolutely nothing but stress and low self-esteem.
5. Is anxiety something that dampens most of your days?
Nearly one in five people have some sort of anxiety disorder, and anxiety is one of the most common psychological illnesses in the United States alone.
So if you happen to suffer from anxiety and anxious thinking, and if it’s affecting your life for most days, the best thing that you can do is try to be fair with yourself and remember, 90% of what you’re concerned about on loop, never turns out to be true!
90% of what you’re concerned about never turns out to be true!
Almost all anxious thinking can be turned around, especially if you have the right tools to help you, so if you need more help with how to combat your overly anxious mind, check out 9 proven ways to calm an overly anxious mind here!
6. What would you do, right now, if you feared less?
When it comes to fear, healthy fear can help serve us and keep us really safe.
But we’re not talking about healthy fear at all with this life question, we’re talking about MOST fear, and it’s especially important to point out, that most fear, isn’t really healthy for us at all.
You know, the fear that we make up in our heads that usually leads us to do the opposite of what is really right for us?
The fear of common things like getting a new job, moving cities, or taking on more resposiblilty, can all do our lives good, but only if we act and do them!
If we don’t act and do them, then these fears can keep us stuck, paralyzed, and of course, the main root of it all — afraid!
However, if you asked yourself, “what would you do, right now, if you feared less?”
Would it be Ludacris and would it embarrass you? The answer to that is most likely not!
So take a scientific approach to eradicate your fear, and expose yourself regularly to the thing that scares you the most — starting small and building up your tolerance as you go — so the next time you come across, the moment to do what you are most fearful of, you’ll be less afraid.
Exposure is hands down the most successful way to deal with phobias, anxiety disorders, and everyday fears.
There you have it! Now, you have some exploring to do! Embrace these questions and I hope you find the change that you are longing for.
We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers. – Carl Sagan
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