Are you itching to get more out of your life?
If so, then it’s good to point out, that most usually and quite often, when we have the greatest moments of change in life, it usually comes from just asking ourselves a few important questions.
That this very act alone (looking within), usually provides us the perfect framework to focus on our lives with sincerity, and of course, with an open heart.
Not only that but when we ask ourselves deep questions, it is then that we begin to see our lives taking shape in how we want it to evolve.
That these important insights and windows to the soul (that we really need) will 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 questions, so that you can better understand and navigate where you want to go in your own life — starting today!
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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.
According to Harvard Business Review, those who set goals are twice as likely to succeed as those without goals. That’s why setting goals are so critical!
And 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 in stone.
That’s why, again, it’s especially important to ask yourself where you want to be in one, five, or even ten years. That way you can set clear and affirmative goals for yourself.
Clear goals not only allow us to focus on certain activities that will help us move forward in life but when we do this, it gives us a clear vision of our most desired outcomes so that we 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 create them and 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?
That’s because our comfort zones are usually safe, comfortable, and predictable.
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 if you’re not doing anything about it.
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 gamble and leaving your comfort zone.
That means meeting new people, getting out there, knowing that you have so much more to know every day, all lies beyond the familiar.
So when was the last time you left your comfortable life and did something out of the ordinary?
If you start taking little steps, getting out there and shaking things up, or if you start feeling the joy of doing something new that is beyond your usual daily routine, you’ll start feeling alive again.
And that can play a big role in changing your life around.
3. Are you using your strengths?
In order to change for the better and really change your life 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:
- You will instinctively concentrate on the right things that have the greatest impact on your life.
- Your confidence will be boosted.
- You’ll stop compromising your values because your talents will give you a sense of worth.
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 easily are your strengths and you should use them more often than ever before.
4. How much do you worry about what others think?
If you’re constantly asking yourself questions like…
Did they think what I said was smart? Do they think I’m likely to succeed? Have they ever thought that what I said was dumb? Then you can’t be present with your best self.
You have to remember that thinking about what other people think, serves you absolutely no purpose at all!
After all, we are the sole leading actor in our own lives and with that being said, 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 than worrying about what others are thinking of you.
You can try focusing on being a great listener instead or try harnessing a positive mindset, and remember to ask good questions, and always give your best foot forward in everything that you do.
Because at the end of the day, why waste your precious time worrying about what other people think.
5. Is anxiety something that dampens most of your days?
Did you know that nearly one in five people have some sort of anxiety disorder?
And that this is the most common psychological illness in the United States alone?
So, if you happen to suffer from anxious thinking, and it’s affecting your life most days, try to be fair with yourself and remember that…
90% of what you’re concerned about never turns out to be true!
Anxious thinking can be turned around and if you need more inspiration check out these 9 proven ways to calm an overly anxious mind here!
6. What would you do, right now, if you feared less?
It’s definitely true that healthy fear can help better serve us and keep us really safe.
But we’re not talking about healthy fear at all here, 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? That fear keeps us stuck, paralyzed, and of course, the main root of it all — afraid!
However, you really can turn your life around right now by asking yourself why you fear the things you do.
If you asked yourself what if you were to do, right now, the thing you feared the most? Would that be Ludacris? Would that embarrass you?
The answer to that is most likely not!
And know that the best scientific approach to eradicating your fear is to expose yourself regularly to the thing that scares you the most – starting small and building up your tolerance as you go.
Exposure is hands down the most successful way to deal with phobias, anxiety disorders, and everyday fears.
So, the next time you come across a moment to do what you are most fearful of — do it!
Now, you have some exploring to do!
Embrace these questions and I hope you find the change that you are looking 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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Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am the face behind Everything Abode! I am a lifestyle and wellness writer based out of Vancouver Island. When I’m not writing or exploring mountains and beaches with my furry rescue, I love spending time learning creative ways to manifest a healthy home. Thanks for stopping by!
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