Ask the right questions

Last week we bounced into the New Year with the hope of helping our clients become more self-disciplined so that they can achieve more of their goals.  This week, we have put together some questions to help you identify what those goals should be – if you don’t know what you want, how will you be able to achieve it?

What do I absolutely love in life? List the things you are certain you really value in life.  You can include favourite activities, people and places, whatever makes you feel alive.

What are my greatest achievements so far? What are you proud of? Where have you succeeded? List all the strengths that allowed you to achieve in this way.

What would I do if I felt no fear? If you thought no-one would judge you, what would you do?  Would you speak out about anything? Change your life in some way? List everything that you would do if you weren’t afraid, however improbable – it will help you get in touch with your deepest values.

What impact do I want to have on the world? What difference will I make?

What’s my ideal lifestyle? What would you do with your day if you know you were going to be successful no matter what you did? When you know this, you can begin working your way towards the life you really want?

What would I do if I had 10 million pounds? We’re assuming you would pay off debts. Buy a house, go on holiday, treat your friends and family – but after that? What would you do then? The idea is to try and think without limitations and thus get closer to what you really want.

Who do I admire and why? Who or what inspires you? Why? How can this help you get greater clarity on what’s important to you?

What will be the point of making the changes I seek?  What is the meaning and purpose of what you want in life?

How will you know when you have achieved it? What will you see, hear, feel, know?