7 Questions To Jump-Start Your Life

As a life coach, I ask my clients many questions. I can’t tell a client how to fix a situation but only ask them the right questions so that they may answer and devise their best solution or course of action.

The most powerful question that I can ask and often ask my clients is simply, “What do you want?” Such a simple question but you would be surprised how many people are never asked that question by someone else in their life and even more surprised by how many people never truly ask that of themselves… “What do you want?”

But there are other questions that I can ask a client when we are working together to help them create and shape their ideal life where all areas of their lives are not only functioning but also thriving. That being said, here are 7 questions to jump-start YOUR life if you are waffling around without clear direction:

  1. What are you good at? – Discovering or just recognizing your natural talents and gifts is often a great jumping off point when defining what you want in life.
  2. What could you be the best at?What are you great at? What would or could happen if you were to decide right now to invest ten years in mastering the thing or things where you are most talented? What kind of impact would that have to your life? What about to the lives of those around you?
  3. What makes you happy? – This is the most important question so far. If you have problems coming up with an answer then here is a hint: Ask yourself what are the things that don’t make you happy, then envision the positive/opposites of those answers.
  4. What excites you? – What would it be that you could be doing that when your feet hit the floor each morning you would enthusiastic to do every day?
  5. What makes you feel accomplished and satisfied about yourself? – Everybody will have different answers for this one. For me it is often working on a project that allows me to see my progress as I go along as well as seeing the finished product.
  6. What are you most proud of achieving in your life, and can you do it again or further build on that? – Maybe you had a clear direction in life and for some reason it was hijacked at some point. Can you go back and pick up where you left off?
  7. What do you enjoy sharing or experiencing with other people? – This is an easy one for me to answer… I love sharing what I have learned in life as well as working with people as they develop and sharing in that journey with them. Your answer would more than likely be different but I can assure you that you have specialized skills, knowledge, and passions that you get great joy from in sharing with others.

There you have it… 7 questions to jump-start your life if you need them. These questions will help you get clear about what it is that you want at your most basic levels. Can you think of any other questions that I might have left out?

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – Certified Life Coach – Aspen, Colorado

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