For Self Growth, Ask Yourself These 30 Questions

· November 28, 2015

Have you ever found yourself faced with a mental block affecting your vision of life, happiness, and human relationships? Have you found yourself faced with the challenge of making choices about your future and not knowing what to do or what factors to keep in mind when choosing? Or do you simply need a change and don’t know where to turn?

A good question is worth more than a thousand mediocre answers, and usually more than an intelligent answer.


For these and many other things, it will do you well to ask yourself the following questions. These questions don’t have right or wrong answers; they try to help you clear away those limiting and negative thoughts that cloud your mind and prevent you from thinking clearly.

  1. Does my real age correspond with the age that I feel I am?
  2. If life is so short, why do I do so many things that I don’t like and put off what I really want to do?
  3. When all is said and done, have I dedicated more time to saying or doing?
  4. Am I worried about doing a good job at what I’m doing or about doing the right things?
  5. If I could change one thing in the world and just one, what would I change?
  6. If happiness were a coin, what would I do to get rich?
  7. Am I fighting to do what I like or acting out of conformity?
  8. To what extent do I have control over my life?
  9. What do I do when someone that I respect or admire critiques me unkindly and/or unjustly?
  10. If you could give just one piece of advice to a person that would change their life, what would you tell them?
  11. How many times in history was a genius considered a lunatic?
  12. Do I prefer a worried genius or a happy fool?
  13. What do I know how to do that others don’t?
  14. What things do I want to do that I still haven’t done? What is stopping me?
  15. What am I holding onto that won’t let me move forward?
  16. Does what happened in the past really matter?
  17. Why am I me?
  18. Am I the kind of friend that I would like to have?
  19. What is it that makes me feel most thankful in life?
  20. What is the happiest moment of my childhood? Why?
  21. If not now, then when?
  22. If I still haven’t achieved what I’m dreaming of, what am I waiting for?
  23. Can I allow myself to wait or do I have to act now?
  24. Do I feel that I have already lived this day hundreds of times?
  25. If the world ended tomorrow, who would I spend today with?
  26. Would I give up years of my life to be famous or good-looking?
  27. What is the difference between living and being alive?
  28. If I know that I can learn from my mistakes, why am I afraid of failure?
  29. How would I act if nobody were judging my actions but myself?
  30. Do I make my own decisions or do I let others make them for me?

Thinking and acting to change your life

It’s very important to set time apart each and every day to have a conversation with ourselves and to liberate our minds. This leaves the door open for creativity and conscious reflection on who we are, who we want to be, what we want in life, and what we are going to do to obtain it.

Taking the necessary measures every day can help us to wake up and be sure that what we are doing is in line with our fundamental values and beliefs. Celebrating our victories, however small they may be, helps us to enjoy life and make it worth living.

Unblocking your mind will help you to feel freer and to focus on what you really feel like you have to do. To focus on what makes you feel that your life has a purpose.