Questions don’t tell you what to do, but they lead to better questions. And better questions break your tendency to think about your life with the focus of a spotlight rather than the breadth of a floodlight.
Increased awareness and a more accurate representation of reality will inform your choices in such a way that what to do is only a matter of seizing opportunities as they expand.
Here are some probing questions to gain better insight into your unique path. Ask them over and over until you arrive at the why that can go no deeper.
- What would you be doing right now if you were financially free?
- What would you be doing right now if you were a master communicator?
- What would you be doing right now if you had no fear?
- What problems in society upset you the most?
- What moves you to tears?
- What are you ashamed of?
- What kinds of activities energize you the most?
- What kinds of activities cause your attention to wander?
- What activities are the most difficult for you to do?
- What kinds of behavior in others do you dislike the most?
Most people think they know the answers to these questions instinctively, so they don’t bother to dig into them. Others sense that if they asked them in earnest, the answers would be too disruptive to their current path, so they avoid them.
Ask, and you shall receive.