The right questions have the power to expand our emotional intelligence, that is, our ability to positively manage emotions, to self-motivate ourselves and improve relationships with others.
When we ask ourselves the right questions we broaden our level of awareness because we acquire a new point of view on things and we learn to know ourselves on a deeper level.
In fact, we often think we know everything about us and instead, on an unconscious level, we have a world of beliefs, opinions, ideas and values that we had forgotten. Questions are essential to bring that world back to the surface. The more we become aware of who we are, the more we find the courage to change and understand what the right decision is. Awareness is essential for improvement. In every field.
As Tony Robbins – one of the most famous coaches in the world – says, “questions of quality create a life of quality“.
Take some time away from distractions, and answer the questions listed below. I recommend not to be in a hurry! Follow the flow of your insights and see where they take you. Get into the habit of doing this exercise consistently and you’ll see the results.
- What are the things you are grateful for?
- What are your main values?
- What are your priorities?
- What do you love to do and what are you good at?
- What are your character strengths?
- When did you feel most proud of yourself?
- What do you do every day to take care of yourself?
- How do you contribute to the happiness of the people you love?
- What do you want to learn?
- What gives you the charge? What relaxes you?
- How could you make better use of your time?
- Who are the people you admire most and for what reason?
- What’s the first thing you should give up to feel better about yourself?
- What are you tolerating today that doesn’t make you happy?
- If you could talk to your younger self, what would you tell her?
- What do you absolutely want to do this year? Within the next five years? Within the next ten?
- What is the side of your character that you should improve the most? What can you do to get started?
- What is the biggest lesson life has taught you so far?
- How would you describe in a few words the most important goal you want to achieve in your personal and professional life? What should you start doing to get it?
- What is the most important thing in the world to you? And why?
- What is success for you?
“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.”