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10 Self Improvement Questions To Ask Yourself
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10 Self Improvement Questions to Ask Yourself

As the saying goes, "be all that you can be, and be the best that you can be." But that's easier said than done, isn't it? No matter how happy you may be with your life in general, chances are that you still have several aspects of your life you would like to improve. In other words, you yearn for a better self.

It's no secret that we all have problems, but we also have the ability to change. However, it isn't always easy to know where to start. So try this; take out a sheet of paper and put a pencil to it while you answer the following questions. Once you have finished, you may very well find yourself on a much clearer path to a better self.

1. What do I really want?

We all tend to use a lot of our time pursuing things that are, quite frankly, not that important to us. For those of us who work, we usually know that we shouldn't waste our time on meaningless distractions that may pop up here and there, and instead keep the bigger picture in mind.

In our personal lives, however, we often don't even think about asking ourselves what the bigger picture is. So what is it that you really, REALLY want out of life? What is your "bigger picture"?

2. What will I regret not doing in life?

We may not enjoy the thought of getting old and dying, but you should keep in mind that this WILL happen to us one day. So imagine that you are in your later years as your eyes read these words. There isn't a whole lot to do but to reminisce on past memories, is there?

But of all the things you've done in your life, which things are you proud to have done? And what do you regret not doing? Well, if you aren't that old yet, you don't have to regret anything. All you have to do is think about what you WOULD regret not doing and DO IT. It's never too late.

3. What will I NOT regret doing in life?

If bad habits or addictions get ahold of you, try performing the above exercise in a different way. I'm sure there are several things you desire right now that you are sure isn't very good for you. And it can be quite difficult to fight the temptations.

So imagine, once again, that you are that old person looking back at the good ol' days. If you decide not to have that extra cigarette, drink (of alcohol, of course), or glazed donut, will you end up regretting it? Will you look back on your life and think, "man, I sure wish I had that extra cigarette back then..."? Yeah, I didn't think so.

4. Am I really satisfied with doing what I'm doing?

When it comes to choosing the path we walk down in life, there's the easy way and there's the right way. And of course, the easy way is almost never the best path to take. Have you ever been in a situation where you aren't satisfied with where your life is? Well, now's your chance to change that!

5. Have I really done enough for myself?

In our younger days, we tended to dream quite a bit. Some of those dreams we actually accomplish while the rest are thrown away, never to be seen again. But maybe you should consider rummaging around for all those lost dreams.

Surely you have a few things chilling at the back of your mind that you wish you could do, or would do if you had the opportunity to begin anew. I mean, have you really done enough for yourself? If the answer is "no," then get off your segway and put some of those dreams to work! It isn't too late!

6. What makes me happy in my life today?

We have mainly been focusing on change up to this point. But now is the time we sat down and listed all the things in our life that makes us happy. Instead of focusing on all the negative aspects of your relationships, work life, and the like, focus right now on all the positives.

Many times, when we set a course to personal development, we try to improve that which does not need to be changed at all. Don't do this! Think long and hard about the good things in your life, and only change the rest.

7. Am I attractive?

When we feel that we are attractive, most of the time, it makes us feel good about ourselves. So now, do whatever you can to give yourself that feeling. It doesn't even matter how old you are, either, or how your genes have turned out, because you can always make the best of yourself.

How do you feel attractive, you ask? Well, try working out your body to make yourself more fit, change how you wear your clothes and/or how you style your hair, and just plain smile. It will immensely improve your day.

8. How much more could I have?

There are times in our lives when we refrain from grabbing what we really want because we feel we don't deserve it. That's ridiculous! Tell that sorry little voice in your head that you DO deserve it! You deserve all the good things in life!

So imagine for a minute that you have everything that you want. Now, imagine that you have more. THAT is the life you deserve. And THAT is the life you should strive for. And don't be intimidated, because that life is within your grasp. You just have to reach out and take it!

9. What motivates me?

It's typical for us to think that we are only motivated by our desires and/or experiences. However, most often, it's actually the other way around. The biggest motivational factor is actually fear. Most people are motivated to avoid what they DON'T want rather than to attain what they DO want. So think about what frightens you; are your fears pushing you in the right direction, or keeping you from attaining what you really want?

10. What really makes me tick?

Having answered all of the above questions, you should be ready to answer this final one: what really makes you tick? In other words, what are you made of? You can pretty much be whatever you want to be, and after answering all these questions, you probably have a good idea what that might be.

Now you just have to make that goal a reality. Just remember that self improvement isn't something other people can do for you. I may be helping to guide you through life, but the person who makes the moves here is YOU. So what are you waiting for? Answer your life's calling!


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Good questions! Thought provoking. Evergreen:-)

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