Some people like to ask questions like “Why am I so unlucky? It took me some time to find some meaningful adjectives to describe myself, but even then they didn’t seem right.That was one of the starting points of my self-exploration journey.Somewhere along the way, I became a big fan of introspection, enjoying the process of self-reflecting and thinking over questions.
The answers are there — it’s just that your mind is too foggy since you’ve not consulted it before.
The more you ask, the clearer your mind will be, and the more ready you’ll be to receive the answers.
Here are 101 important questions for your self-reflection, by yours truly.
In my 1-1 coaching sessions, I enable my clients to discover the answers to their goals/questions by asking them the right questions.
It’d be easy if I just tell my coachees what they “should” do and what they “should not” do. It’s about empowering my clients to discover themselves through asking the right guiding questions, catered to their situation and their profiles.
The right questions will help them untangle the blockages in them and connect with their inner self.
It doesn’t matter if you get stumped in the beginning, or if you don’t know the answers to the questions at first. Just because you don’t get an answer immediately, it doesn’t mean there are no answers.
Believe it or not, the kind of questions you ask determine the kind of life you lead.
That’s because your questions trigger its own set of answers, which lead to certain emotions, which then lead to certain actions (or inactions), followed by results. They provoke you and get you thinking, putting you on the path to a better life.
If you ask yourself limiting questions, you’ll get limited results. Because these questions are backward looking, the answers you get with them are naturally disempowering. If you’re someone who normally doesn’t self-reflect, you might be stumped by questions. I remember when I was a primary school student, the teacher asked us how we would describe ourselves.
If you ask yourself mind-opening, forwarding questions, you’ll gain a lot more out of them. On the other hand, questions like “What can I learn from this experience? The question got me stumped, because I had never thought much about it.