I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.—MARK TWAIN
These are some Q&A: QUESTIONS AND ACTIONS to help personal growth and self-discovery! Hopefully, by the end of each Question, you will have more confidence to create a life you love! I also hope these Q/A’s will help you change any negative mindsets and limiting beliefs you may have!
Below are some questions that might help you on the Self Discovery Journey –
- What do I need to let go of? (Fears, toxic energy, toxic relationships)
- What is something I’ve been wanting to do but have been too afraid to try? (Why am I afraid?)
- What do I need to forgive myself for?
- What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
- Would you consider yourself as introvert or extrovert
- What is something you’re certain you’ll never experience?
- What one responsibility do you really wish you didn’t have?
- How do you recharge?
- What’s one thing you want to achieve before you die?
- What’s something that offends you?
- If you could learn a new skill, what would it be?
- Would you ever want to be famous? If so, What for?
- Where do you feel the safest?
- What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
- What was the last time you did something for the first time?
I uploaded a Blog on My Favourite 15 Motivational Quotes a few days back.
So whether you’re lacking with inspiration or simply need a little push to get moving, be prepared to be truly motivated!
Ready for some in-depth Self-Discovery session? Encounter your biggest fear!
These 7 Questions & Actions are from one of my favorite Books – “4 Hour Work-Week” Book by Tim Ferris.
If you are nervous about making the jump or simply putting it off out of fear of the unknown, here is your ANTITODE.
Write down your answers, and remember that thinking a lot will not prove as fruitful as simply the brain is putting on the page.
Write and do not edit—aim for volume. Spend a few minutes on each answer.
1. Define your nightmare, the absolute worst that could happen if you did what you are thinking about.
- What uncertainty, fears, and “what-ifs” pop up as you consider the big changes you can—or need—to make? Imagine them.
- Would it be the end of your life?
- What would be the permanent influence, if any, on a scale of 1–10?
- Are these things really permanent?
- How likely do you think it is that they would actually happen?
2. What steps would you be able to take to fix the harm or get things back on the upswing, even if temporarily?
Chances are, it’s easier than you imagine. How could you get things back under control?
3. What are the outcomes or advantages, both temporary and permanent, of more probable scenarios?
Now that you’ve defined the nightmare,
- What are the more likely or definite positive outcomes, whether internal (confidence, self-esteem, etc.) or external?
- What might the effect of these more probable outcomes be on a scale of 1–10?
- How likely is it that you could create at least a moderately good outcome?
- Have less intelligent people done this before and pulled it off?
4. If you were fired from your job today, what would you do to get things under budgetary control?
Imagine this scenario and run through questions 1–3 above.
If you quit your job to test other options, how could you later get back on the same career track if you absolutely had to?
5. What are you putting off out of fear?
What are you putting off out of fear? Usually, what we most fear doing is what we most need to do. That call, that discussion, whatever the activity maybe—it is fear of unknown results that keep us from doing what we need to do.
- Define the worst case, accept it, and do it. I’ll repeat something you might consider tattooing on your forehead: What we fear doing most is typically what we most need to do.
As I have heard said, a person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.
- Resolve to do one thing every day that you fear. I got into this habit by attempting to contact celebrities and famous businesspeople for advice.
6. What is it costing you—financially, emotionally, and physically—to delay activity?
- Don’t only evaluate the potential downside of action. It is equally important to measure the frightful expense of inaction. If you don’t seek those things that excite or energize you, where will you be in one year, five years, and ten years?
- How will you feel having allowed circumstance to impose itself upon you and having allowed ten more years of your finite life to pass doing what you know will not fulfill you?
How will you feel having allowed circumstance to impose itself upon you
- If you telescope out 10 years and know with 100% certainty that it is a way of disappointment and regret, and if we define risk as “The probability of an irreversible negative result,” inaction is the most serious hazard of all”.
7. What are you waiting for?
If you cannot answer this without resorting to the previously rejected the concept of good timing, the answer is simple: You’re afraid, just like the rest of the world.
Measure the cost of inaction, realize the unlikelihood and repairability of most missteps, and develop the most important
The habit of those who excel and enjoy doing so: action.
Dreams are the Windows to your Deeper self. Evaluate and pay attention to your thoughts and dreams and you’ll be able to do & solve anything in your life.
Check out one such dream that came true when I believed in the thought of mine.