CAREER CHANGE: 99 Questions to reflect before you make any changes in life

Often times we move through life on autopilot and create very little (if any) time for reflection. 

Before making any type of change in your career or life we suggest setting aside a good amount of time and space to go through these 99 questions for personal introspection and reflection.

ACTION: Depending on how quickly you are looking for a change we suggest you start by creating a morning or evening routine where you set aside time to answer 10 questions a day.  If you would prefer to get through all 99 questions at once we highly suggest taking a weekend away (a staycation if you can’t get away) and work through the questions.  

Don’t rush the process and really commit to thinking through your answers.  The most successful people create the space to ask themselves better questions, make regular time for reflection and take action accordingly.

Now it’s your turn.

1. What do I want?

2. What am I grateful for?

3. What’s missing in my life?

4. Do I see the whole world anew each day?

5. Do I take the time to really listen to what others say?

6. Do I have fun?

7. How can I bring more joy into my life?

8. What do I want more of in my life?

9. What do I want less of in my life?

10. Am I on the look out for opportunities?

11. Do I seize opportunities?

12. Am I open-minded? Am I flexible?

13. Am I quick to judge others?

14. Do I take calculated risks?

15. Do I give others sincere compliments?

16. Do I appreciate what others do for me?

17. Where do I want to go?

18. Who do I want to meet?

19. What adventures do I want to go on?

20. Do I care too much about what others think of me?

21. Do I take offense too easily?

22. What makes me happy?

23. Do I procrastinate?

24. Do I stand up for myself?

25. Do I hold grudges?

26. Do I constantly dwell on the past?

27. Do I let other people’s negativity affect me?

28. Do I forgive myself?

29. Do I smile often?

30. Do I laugh often?

31. Do I surround myself with positive, life-affirming people who want the best for me?

32. Am I a positive, life-affirming person?

33. Am I giving enough time to nurturing/replenishing myself?

34. What is my secret ambition?

35. What do I want to be remembered for at the end of my life?

36. What does success mean to me?

37. How can I add value to the life of others?

38. How can I serve?

39. What can I do better than anyone else?

40. What are my top three strengths?

41. Am I moving in the direction of my dreams?

42. Do I tell others what I really want?

43. What does my ideal day look like?

44. Where do I want to be a year from now? Five years from now? Ten years from now? Twenty years from now?

45. What does my ideal living environment look like?

46. What would I do if I had no fear?

47. What would I do if money were not an object?

48. What excuses am I making?

49. Do I enjoy what I do on a daily basis?

50. Am I on the right path?

51. Am I kind to myself?

52. Am I kind to others?

53. Do I take things for granted?

54. Am I doing what matters most right now?

55. Is there an area in my life that needs more attention?

56. Do I make the best use of my time?

57. What can I do right now that would make the biggest difference in my life?

58. What am I avoiding?

59. What am I tolerating/putting up with?

60. Do I have specific, measurable goals with clear deadlines?

61. Do I keep the promises I make to myself?

62. Do I keep the promises I make to others?

63. For my life to be perfect, what would have to change?

64. What am I most looking forward to right now?

65. What activities do I perform that give me the least joy? Do they really need doing? Can I delegate or pay someone else to do them?

66. How can I simplify my life?

67. Do I see myself as a creative person?

68. Do I allow myself to be creative?

69. Can I be spontaneous?

70. Am I too critical of myself?

71. Am I too critical of others?

72. Do I look at problems from several different angles and perspectives?

73. What have I accomplished?

74. What are the major sources of stress in my life?

75. How can I reduce stress in my life?

76. Do I know where my money is going?

77. Do I have a handle on my finances?

78. Do I have a financial plan for the future?

79. Do I know where my time is going?

80. Have I created an efficient time management system for myself?

81. What are the three biggest priorities in my life?

82. Who are the most important people in the world to me?

83. Who loves me? Who cares for me?

84. Are my living and work areas organized in a way that serves me well?

85. Do I have a healthy lifestyle?

86. Am I carrying any emotional baggage?

87. Have I let go of the mistakes I’ve made in the past?

88. Do I give myself permission to fail?

89. Do I learn from my mistakes?

90. Do I rebound quickly when something goes wrong?

91. Do my beliefs serve me well?

92. Do I need to relax the rules I’ve set for myself and for others?

93. What childhood dreams have I been neglecting?

94. Where have I been giving my power over to others? What do I need to do in order to regain my power?

95. Who are my role models?

96. Am I being authentic? Do I allow myself to be me? Am I trying to be somebody I’m not?

97. What if . . . ?

98. Why not . . . ?

99.  How can I...?

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