3 Motivational Questions You Should Ask Yourself Daily

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3 Motivational Questions You Should Ask Yourself Daily
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We spend a significant part of our day asking questions that influence our motivation levels.

Whether you’re a student, teacher, CEO or journalist, your conversations are most likely littered with all kinds of questions. How many of them actually help you uncover an important truth about yourself?

Motivational questions have the power to change your perception of reality, bring you clarity and help you maintain focus so you can work toward your true purpose in life. Although there are no right or wrong answers in this round, there is such a thing as a framed response.

Avoid setting yourself up for failure with one-track questions. Ask yourself this instead:

1.      Am I Influencing the World or Is It Influencing Me?

Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, opinionated or laid-back, you’re ultimately part of a society that’s constantly changing.

Understanding how your actions affect the world and how the world affects your actions is a crucial step toward self-awareness and self-empowerment. In academic circles, this awareness is popularly described as “the sociological imagination” that delves into your relationship with the wider society.

Asking yourself whether you’re a product of society or if society is a product of you can help you regain control of your life.

2.      What’s Worse: Failing or Never Trying?

People usually say “it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” The question is, how can you agree or disagree without ever falling in love?

A lot of our fears and preconceived notions about our own capabilities stem from other people’s experiences. They aren’t hardcore facts; they’re subjective opinions. But for some reason, we cling to them like the gospel truth.

Imagine missing out on The Godfather or Paris or Peking duck because you believed someone who said they were “overrated.” #You’llNeverKnowTillYouTryIt

3.      Are You Writing Your Own Story or Reading Someone Else’s?

This is a little tricky.

On one hand, everyone requires a bit of inspiration. On the other, you could get so immersed in serving someone else or emulating them that you lose sight of your own purpose and identity.

Either way, pondering this subject is paramount to your personal and professional growth because it compels you to think deeply about the choices you make.

Thought-provoking questions can help you see things you never saw before and steer the wheel of life-altering change.

For more tips and advice on motivating yourself, follow award-winning author and Hall of Fame Speaker Steve Gilliland and order his latest motivational book as a holiday gift for a loved one!