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Make sense of everything winding you up

In your journal, make a list of a hundred questions that are important to you. You can include any kind of as long as its something you consider important.

Do the entire list in one sitting. Write quickly – don’t worry about spelling, grammar or repetition (this will show a useful theme).

The first 20 or so will be “off the top of your head”. The next 30-40 will start to show a theme. And in the latter part you are likely to discover unexpected but profound material.

When you have finished, read through your list and highlight the themes that emerge. Consider the emerging themes without judging them. Are most of your questions about relationships, business, fun, money, the meaning of life?

Top 10

Review your list and then choose the 10 that seem most significant. Rank them in importance from 1 to 10 (you can change this order at any time).

Do not attempt to answer them right now – you’ve done enough just putting them in writing in a place you can easily find them.

10 Power questions

Based on questions from different people, there are some powerful catalysts to personal growth and fulfilment:

  • When am I most naturally myself? What people, places and activities allow me to feel most fully myself?
  • What is one thing I could stop doing, or stargt doing, or do differently, starting today that would most improve the quality of my life?
  • What is my greatest talent?
  • How can I get paid for doing what I love?
  • Who are my most inspiring role models?
  • How can I be of service to others?
  • What is my hearts deepest desire?
  • How am I perceived by: my closest friends, my worst enemy, my boss, my children, my co-workers etc.
  • What are the blessings of my life?
  • What legacy would I like to leave?


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