If you’re on a ledge and you’re thinking of how you can change your life for good, then read this.
Questions are the most effective way to evaluate whether we’re still on the right track or we’ve veered off a bit. By asking ourselves some questions, we set our minds to look for answers and this, in turn, alters our old thought patterns and opens up new opportunities and possibilities.
Asking questions is the only apt way of liberating of our minds from limited thought patterns. However, not all questions are good at doing this. In fact, many people fall victim to asking themselves the wrong questions.
So, what are the right questions?
Don’t worry! I got your back. Here’s a full list of the top simple question that will change your life.
- What can I do now to improve?
This kind of question can be applied in any aspect of life. By asking this simple but powerful query, you’re informing your brain that you need to do something so that you can achieve your goal. This can have a powerful effect on your mood.
- What lessons did I learn from this/today?
Every single day before I turn in for the night, I always ask myself this question. Over the past few months, I have realised that, I am no longer regretting about my past mistakes instead I’m picking up lessons from every experience am going through.
Regret is a poison to motivation. In place of it, you should strive to take advantage of every shortcoming by acquiring lessons from them.
As much as experience is the best teacher, purpose also to learn from other people’s experiences. Don’t wait for you to go through the same unfortunate fate that your colleague went through yet you can avert it by changing some things up.
- What am I thankful for?
Gratitude is so important in changing your life (I’ll discuss it in more detail in the subsequent posts). Such an easy question as this will help you be appreciative of the progress you’ve made so far; no matter how small they may seem. In turn, you’re motivated to work even harder to achieve your goals.
When you become aware of how blessed you’re, miracles start to happen. Always be grateful!
- What kind of life am I living?
What kind of lifestyle are you having? Is it healthy, in terms of, relationships, friends, family, work, spiritual, health and sex? Is it in line with your values and principles?
Answers to these questions may help you discover a lot.
- What does the future hold for me, in 5, 10 years’ time?
Our lives should be intentional. Therefore, you should have a plan of where you want to be in the next 2 months, 1 year, 5 years or even decade. By having an idea of the future, you’ll purpose to work in order to get there.
5 years may seem a long time to many people but it’s actually not. Failing to plan is planning to fail and in 5 years’ time you’ll look back and wish you’d started.
Furthermore, ask yourself, “If I continue heading in this direction, will I get there?”
- What difficulty am I dealing with?
We all experience problems daily. We often get it wrong when dealing with them for the simple reason of not exactly pinpointing what the issue is. For example, if an alcoholic started taking drugs due to loneliness. Then they try to throw aside their drinking habits by steering clear of clubs and bars completely, chances are they won’t succeed in their quest. Why? Because they should be dealing with loneliness instead of alcoholism.
Make a point of precisely knowing what you’re solving.
- Can I get help?
No man is an island. We all need one another in one way or another. If a problem is too big for you to deal with, consider asking for help from – a friend, co-worker or even a relative.
In short, don’t struggle with everything and try to figure them out all. There’s always a helping hand out there.
- What is the opportunity in this?
Every life experience presents with it an opportunity. Even the most difficult situation has an opportunity; you just have to figure out what the opportunity is.
Seeing every issue in life as a window of opportunity will set you apart from the rest and help you perceive new possibilities to be explored. Again, no matter the situation!
- What company I am in? What influence is it having on me?
Bad company ruins good morals. Who are in your circle? If you identify that the influence they have on you is negative, consider changing that by surrounding yourself with like-minded people and dreamers.
Questions are an effectual way to get back on track whenever you’re off the path. It only takes putting the right questions to change your life.
Try out the questions above and you’ll be glad you did!
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What question stood out more for you? What questions have you been asking yourself before? Were they efficacious?
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