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27 Questions To Help You Find Yourself

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Note: The questions in this post are also contained in the post Self Reflection Questions, which is a compilation of all the self reflection questions mentioned on this blog.

If you want the answers, you’ve got to ask the questions.  You don’t have to ask them all.  Just answer the ones that “call out to you.”  See where they take you!

Find Yourself By Asking The Right Question

  1. Why?
  2. What has gone well?
  3. What has not gone well?
  4. How do (did) I feel?
  5. What do I fear?
  6. What motivates me?
  7. What are my goals?
  8. What do I want for my life?
  9. What do I value?
  10. What am I really good at?
  11. What is challenging for me?
  12. How do other people see me?
  13. What do I enjoy?
  14. Where am I dissatisfied in my life?
  15. Where do I get energy from?
  16. What takes energy away from me?
  17. How do I most want to contribute to others?
  18. What do I love to do?
  19. When do I feel alive?
  20. When do I feel the most “natural”?
  21. What do I hesitate to admit about myself?
  22. Where am I meeting resistance right now?
  23. What do I most want to create?
  24. If I was brave, what would I do?
  25. What are my dreams?
  26. What are my best gifts?
  27. What have I always wanted to try?

Have a question to add?  Leave it in the comments!

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  1. There’s on question that’s nagging me for years. It’s Who am I really? Despite the short time we have in this life, I can’t help wondering who am I beyond my physical form. 🙂

  2. I just love these list i can follow to think about myself and refresh quickly many important things on my mind. Thank You

  3. What would I do if money were no object?

    I have small children, so “why?” is not my favorite any more.
    .-= Meg at Demanding Joy´s last blog ..We Are a Production! =-.

  4. Grace & Peace Grace & Peace

    What are my intentions for life?

    How can I be more wholesome ?

    What make me happy and give me energy and what not?

    Those are my questions =)

  5. Carrie Carrie

    Great questions Amanda 🙂 I agree with Meg on the why question!

  6. This is a great list of questions, certainly one to hold to and answer one or two every so often…as a check in on my life:~)

    I’ll answer this question: “What do I love to do?” I love to laugh, be creative and help others.

    Regarding questions to add, here are my offerings: How do I use my intuition and what gets my creativity flowing?

  7. Amanda Linehan Amanda Linehan

    Hi Walter – Great question 🙂

    Hi Jon – Glad you like the list. 🙂

    Hi Meg – Good addition. I guess you hear “why” a lot. 😉

    Hi Robin – I like that one. Makes you think of yourself as an instrument or tool for contributing to the world.

    Hi Grace & Peace – These are good questions to add. 🙂

    Hi Carrie – I bet you do!

    Hi Sara – Really like the intuition question. That’s an important one!

  8. Nice post. Did you ever ask yourself these question on a mental slump?

  9. “What do I really want?” — This is definitely the kind of question I’ve been asking myself lately, and what I eventually accepted was that I wanted to start another blog that brought out more of what we might call my pointy-headed intellectual side. I’ve finally done it within the last few days, and it’s been immensely satisfying.

  10. I’m a fan of a question-driven approach and I like your questions for teasing out clarity.

  11. Amanda Linehan Amanda Linehan

    Hi Jonathan – I ask myself many of these questions regularly. I find they are good for taking my “self awareness pulse.” 🙂

    Hi Chris – I agree. Checking in with that question regularly keeps me on the right path.

    Hi J.D. – I find that asking the most simple questions, gets great results.

  12. Wow Amanda these questions are great!
    What went right in the last 24 hrs?
    What did I get right in the last 24 hrs?

  13. Amanda Linehan Amanda Linehan

    Hi Tess – Thanks! I like these additions a lot. I used to ask myself similar questions on a daily basis. Looking at just a 24 hour period can tell you a lot.

  14. Yvette Yvette

    Hi Amanda,

    Thank you for posting this. I was feeling a bit off with my life.

    I took a day off from work and dedicated that to focus on the 27 questions. It helped me strip things down to what makes me happy and anxious and helped me define what I want. In my observation, I found a disconnect between my immediate reaction vs. the dreams I have so I gotta work on that.

    I’m reading your post “Lost? Find Yourself Again” to help me define my center better.

  15. Amanda Linehan Amanda Linehan

    Hi Yvette – Great reason to take a day off of work. 🙂 Glad you found the questions helpful.

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