Knowing yourself from the inside out, makes it easier to flow through life rather than just slog through it day-by-day. This list of questions really works to give you a boost on your journey of self-discovery now or anytime you want to learn more about the direction you want to go, your gifts, talents, relationships, and core beliefs surrounding them.
For the best experience, give yourself some time to really think through your answers to these questions, even to the point of breaking them into groups to do over a period of time rather than all at once if that would help (for those who choose to break up the questions, I’ve separated these in what seems to be logical breaks). There are some questions that repeat, but Samuel was making a point by that duplication, so don’t let it throw you.
I believe that after answering these questions as thoroughly and thoughtfully as you can you’ll be absolutely ready for the big changes 2017 will bring into your life!
Review of 2016
How was the last 12 months for you?
What new things did you bring into your life?
What things that you no longer needed did you let go of?
What about yourself served you the best?
What about yourself served you the least?
What did 2016 teach you about yourself?
What were three really great things that came into your life in 2016?
What were three really great things that came into your life in 2016 that you want to repeat in 2017?
The End As You Know It
What does death mean to you?
What does change mean to you?
If you were thinking about the end of life as you know it, what would that mean to you?
What do you want in 2017?
What are you willing to do to get it, to make it happen?
What are willing to give up in order to receive what you want?
What are you passionate about?
What new thing are you passionate about?
What’s the hardest thing you do these days?
What sucks the passion out of you?
Why can anything suck the passion out of you?
So is it a problem with the suck or with the passion?
If You Were God
If you were not in form and would be what this world calls “God,” what would you say this world needs from you?
What goes on within you with your answer to that last question?
If you were you, and you crossed out of this dimension in order to tell God what this world needs, what would you say?
And why is it you think that?
What makes that important?
How does it matter?
Know Your Strengths If you could change yourself in one way, what would it be?
If a stranger were to spend a typical day with you, what would they say is your super-power?
What would they say is your weakness?
And how are those two things alike?
What parts are the same?
In what areas are you proud of yourself?
What are you good at?
How do you incorporate those things in your day-to-day life?
Six Months To Live
If you knew that in six months this world would go through massive, destructive upheaval changing your society in many ways, and that there was a chance that those you care about deeply may no longer be there in six months, what would you do now for your next six months?
Does it make a difference if you did not know it but all signs led to it?
Why Are You Here?
How important are you in this world?
Answer it in all the ways you see an option for. What are you doing to fulfill the reason you are here?
How do you feel about that last question?
If you died yesterday, what would your obituary say?
And do those things matter?
If there’s something that you would change about that obituary, what would you want it to say?
How Do You Feel About YOU?
If 2017 is going to be the year you are remembered by, looking at your life so far, what is it about you that will be remembered?
Is that what you want?
Do you respect you?
Do you give yourself credit?
Do you know how to tactfully and appropriately give yourself credit in front of someone else?
How do you acknowledge those people around you, the everyday people that cross your path?
What do you need to be happy?
Do you really believe your answer?
Does your life reflect that answer? Why not? Or if you feel it does, in how many ways?
Do you think being happy is important? Why?
Are you fulfilled?
What does fulfillment mean to you?
Is it something that matters?
In what (large) areas of your life do you feel fulfilled?
If there are areas in which you do not feel fulfilled, what would it take for that to change?
Do you believe in miracles?
How would you define a miracle?
Can you make miracles happen?
Friends and Family
If you died tomorrow, who would care?
How would you know they care?
Why would they care?
Would it be because their income was cut off, or because their heart was broken, or because their teacher was no longer there?
How do you define family?
Who is a part of your family?
If they are not related to you by blood, do they know that you consider them a part of your family?
How do you know they know?
How do you express love without saying, “I love you?”
What are the behaviors?
These behaviors are the way that you personally define love. How many people do you show these behaviors to?
Is it a lucky few or is it the way you live and breathe every day?
What makes that person so special?
What would you have to sacrifice to love all of life force that way?
Are you willing?
If you are willing, but currently don’t feel that you do love all of life force that way, why not?
Do you believe there’s enough time in the day?
What’s causing the backup?
Does what’s causing the backup feed you?
Is it worth it?
Are you willing to change it?
How do you spend your free time?
Being Your Best
Are you proud of you?
If you were just meeting you, would you enjoy you?
Are you happy?
Does it matter?
What do you need to be the best you can be?
What are you doing to get there?
Do you really believe that you’re in this world to make a difference?
How do you do that?
Are you capable of change?
What does it take to bring about a big change in your life?
Are you motivated by pain?
Are you motivated by fear?
What makes you angry?
Do you ever get angry to cover fear?
Are you impatient?
Are you strong willed, stubborn, hard headed?
How is that working for you in your life?
Are you a good friend?
How do you judge that?
What is it that makes you say you are a good friend?
Are you loyal?
Do you have a best friend?
Do you have more than one?
Do you have friends, or do you have acquaintances some of which you see more than others?
What are the things that make you angry about a friend, but doesn’t stop your loving them?
Can you even do that? (Or do you abandon anyone who makes you angry?)
How can you change the world if you can’t make friends?
You lead the way. What is it you are leading the way into?
Do you know?
Do you care?
How are you using your time to bring about what there is so little time to bring about?
How are you making a difference?
Does it matter to you, or do you just get through the day?
How do you avoid you?