Using Questions to Fix Life

Asking questions is a basic yet effective remedy to fix life when you lack clarity. The problem is, we don’t do it often.

The simple practice works during moments of despair and even when life’s sort of alright. Long story short: it stimulates change.

Questions plant the initial thoughts that make you introspect your actions and gradually lead you towards the more actionable, impactful decisions.

So, why don’t we do it often?

You see, our preoccupation with our work and constant distractions doesn’t leave us alone. This makes it impossible for us to introspect even for a few brief seconds. Yet, you can start somewhere.

You can begin with the following questions:

  • What’s my definition of success?
  • Why am I dissatisfied with life?
  • What dreams have I put on hold?
  • What will make me happy?
  • What am I avoiding?
  • What problems do I wish to solve?
  • Am I emotionally healthy?
  • What do I passionately want to do?

Asking these questions (or similar ones) can leave you with satisfying clarity and take away a lot of emotional distress. Sure, these are just some broad and general queries, but you can create a list of questions that you value.

What can you ask yourself?

How do you find out questions that matter to you, or help you make a difference? Well, you can explore those ‘life question lists’ online.

Yet, I believe your intuition knows better; you yourself have the answers (or rather questions) in most cases. It’s that initial courage of sitting and thinking that matters.