As a student in school, I wasn’t one to ask many questions.
In fact the vast majority of my life I spent it coasting through it.
I lacked motivation, ambition, vision and more.
But it was through questions, the formulation of opinions, amongst many other things, that I have grown from.
I shared with you 5 questions in my previous post. Those questions can provide a deep understanding of yourself when answered properly.
Today I’d like to add five more to the pile as there can never be harm in asking more.
What are the three words that define how I treat other people?
Whether it’s online or in person, there are many interactions that we go through throughout the day.
These interactions are important as typically how you treat others is how they will treat you.
Even though we treat people differently across the board, take some time to summarize how you treat those people in general.
Do those qualities overlap with how you want to be treated?
If so, great. If not, work on it.
What fears are holding me back?
People are born with two hard wired fears: the fear of falling and fear of loud noises.
For years I’ve been terrified of small dogs and dogs in general.
However over the years I’ve come to realize that my fear is rather irrational.
Although it’s not stopping me from anything, there are certainly other fears we all have that could potentially hold us back.
By asking this question we are deepening our understanding and figuring out how we can master it.
All fear is played up in our head and can be overcome just as easy.
Am I a bad person?
This question is more meant for those who beat themselves up mentally speaking.
In this question you have to bring everything to the forefront.
Your reasons for thinking you are a bad person will be there and you’ll need to work through them.
At the same time this also bring to the forefront how good of a person you are, if you are beating yourself up meaninglessly.
Am I insane?
Doing the same thing repeatedly while expecting different results every time.
A lot of people get nowhere in life because they are not changing their thinking. They’re also not changing their habits.
The rich and successful have a set group of habits they use all the time. They acquired them over time and were strengthened through discipline.
By asking this question you begin to look at your habits, daily activities, and inner thoughts. If they aren’t serving you, you need to change them.
Do I own my story?
Going back to what I said in my post yesterday, it’s clear other people can own your story and give you a life you don’t want. This question verifies that.
Are you in control of your life?
Are you the one who is steering your story or is someone else at the helm?
The last thing that you want is someone planning out your own life and you being left with the decisions and consequences of their actions.
If you haven’t already, ask yourself these questions as well as the other 5 questions as well. Take the time to understand where you are and where you are going. With those in mind, your life will get easier as you learn what needs to get done.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon
This post is part of an 3 month writing challenge that I’m committing myself to. Every day for 3 months, I’ll be writing articles with specific criteria in mind. You can learn all about my reasoning as well as what that criteria is right here. This is 41 of 91 of this series.
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