Personal Questions


I’ve learned and forgotten many lessons in my life.  I’ve hit bottoms, found healing, found answers, and pulled myself up only to get lazy or forget the lessons learned.  In an effort to ensure that I don’t lose my way any longer I’ve developed a few systems.  One of those systems is to have a list of questions that I ask myself daily.

1.  What are my intentions today?  Look at this one from every side.  What do I hope to accomplish and do these goals align with my overall purpose?

2.  Am I being honest?  There are several aspects to this question as well.  Am I being honest with myself?  Am I being honest to others?  Am I proud of what I am doing?

3.  Am I taking care of myself?  Am I eating healthy?  Am I getting enough rest?  Am I spending enough time with myself through meditation or other quiet time?

4.  Am I living up to my potential – being generous and contributing?  Am I being creative?  Am I using my time wisely?  Have I analyzed my plan of action to see if it is effective?  Am I adding value?

5.  Am I being spiritual (in my own way)?  Am I seeking truth? Am I in touch with who I really am?  Do I take the time to acknowledge what I am grateful for?  Do I know what I stand for?  Am I contributing to making the world ( or my world ) a better place?

Make your own list similar to this one.  Review it at least weekly, if not daily.  You will still have good days and bad days, but if you use your list of questions and stay honest with yourself then you will find that you don’t stray too far off course.

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One thought on “Personal Questions

  1. I have a similar system which I call The NEAT Program. It’s what I follow in almost all aspects of my life. This is how it goes:

    1. I decide to take action Now.
    2. I decide what to Eliminate.
    3. I decide where I Appoint the things not eliminated.
    4. I decide to be Thankful with what I have.



    Now: I decide to focus on creating.
    Eliminate: I eliminated senseless consumption (e.g. social media).
    Appoint: I started a blog where I share the choices I made in living a simple life.
    Thankful: I am thankful that I have time to do what I love, which is writing.

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