25 Not-Too-Scary Life Questions Worth Asking Yourself
There are lots of dig-deep-and-bleed lists of life questions worth asking yourself, but I’m not always in the mood to be making a searching moral inventory. If you’re not either, but would still like the benefits that self-reflection brings, here are 25 not-too-scary questions to get you started. (If you prefer, you can download it here.)
What shapes our lives are the questions we ask, refuse to ask, or never think to ask.Sam Keen
- What is your favourite quote? Why?
- What is the best compliment you have ever received?
- What is the title of the last book you read that you absolutely loved?
- What are you afraid of?
- When do you have trouble saying ‘No’?
- What are you curious about?
- What is your greatest source of joy?
- What were your favourite activities when you were a child?
- What is your most prized possession?
- What are you known for or would like to be known for?
- Who or what are you grateful for?
- What would you like to stop doing?
- What words and/or phrases do you use very frequently?
- What does being creative mean to you? Are you creative?
- What steals your serenity?
- What kinds of people energize you and what kinds of people drain you?
- When in your life have you felt at a dead end?
- When do you feel amazing?
- If you won a lottery, what would you do with the money? Assume the win was big enough that you easily took care of family and friends.
- When are you most yourself?
- What life detour have you taken that ultimately proved to be beneficial?
- What’s the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
- If you could go to one conference or event, what would it be about?
- Finish these sentence starters:
I used to be a woman who….
I am now a woman who….
I want to be a woman who….
- Ask and answer your own question!
Share Your Answers in Tribe Stories
Contributing selected tidbits of your personal story to the Tribe Stories section of this site is an act of clarification, connection, and generosity.
- Clarify what you believe and what you value in your responses to the questions you choose to answer. Writing responses that others will see encourages you to think more deeply.
- Connect with your tribe, giving and receiving support and encouragement through the comments you leave and receive.
- Recognize that you are generous; that sharing pieces of your story may inspire and sustain someone else.
How to Share in 3 Simple Steps
- Choose the questions you want to answer from this list.Choose as many or as few questions as you wish.
- Write just the question numbers and your answers in as much or as little detail as you wish. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, if you don’t want to write and you live in North America, send me your phone number. I will take your answers over the phone, and will write the responses for you.
- Decide how you want to appear on the site. First name only? Full name? A nickname? Decide what image you will use above your questions and answers.Your photo? Something you are interested in? I’m happy to help you find something perfect.
You will be able to review everything before it’s published.You can also add to your story at any time in any form you wish —video, collage, a poem, a painting….
Thank you for taking the time and having the courage to become a known member of our tribe. We welcome you!
Which question is your favourite? Why? Did it surprise, reassure, or inform you? Please share your response in the comments below.