15 Powerful Questions for Self-Reflection
If you’re reading my newsletters I’d like to hope that you’re somewhat interested in self-development, or some type of self-improvement.
If you’re not interested in self-improvement then this post is certainly not for you. If you’ve got life all figured and everything in your life is exact as you'd like it to be, well I take my hat off to you. I have HEAPS to still learn and that’s why I’m sharing this because if you're in the same boat I guarantee it could change your life for the better.
Ultimately my aim with ‘Well Into Your 30’s’ is to help people to move, think & feel better which covers a few different areas of “Wellness”, not just personal training.
In that we have the physical side of the equation (MOVE), moving more often in functional ways, increasing your strength, fitness and your mobility, consuming a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight and body fat percentage etc etc, and then there’s the mindset side of things (THINK), which can be the “tricker” side of the equation and often be a tougher battle, yet equally as important and in some cases even more important.
Regardless, in my opinion they go hand-in-hand and they both benefit from each other and are both crucial elements to help you FEEL better, to help you flourish, not just get by!
So if you feel the need to make some changes in your life, where can you start?
Well you can take some time out of your day to sit down and honestly answer these 15 questions for self-reflection. Self-reflection is like getting some feedback from a boss or good friend, and that’s why I’m sharing these with you because as a wellness coach that’s my role and my purpose! To try and help people make some positive improvements to areas of theirs lives that they feel need some change and provide support through the process.
What I’ve realised over the years is that I can’t change anybody, I can only change myself. YOU have to be “real” with yourself, you have to take a hard honest look at where you are and where you’d like to be and then be willing to put in the hard work to make that change happen, only then can change happen and once you do that then you can call in the “back-up” to help support you.
15 POWERFUL QUESTIONS FOR SELF-REFLECTION
1. What’s in your control?
2. What’s not?
3. What is success for you?
4. What’s the price (of your success)?
5. What do you need to let go of?
6. What’s not working in your life?
7. Where do you invest your emotional energy?
8. What are your core values?
9. Do you live in alignment with them?
10. What do you want your life to look like a year from now?
11. What happens once the motivation subsides?
12. What is your body telling you?
13. What are you avoiding?
14. What are you over-thinking?
15. How uncomfortable are you prepared to get?
Honesty is crucial here! At the end of the day you don’t have to share your answers with anyone. Just be honest with yourself and then if you’d like any help, well you can simply ask for it.
Self-Reflection and self-improvement to me is all about staying hungry to learn and improve. It’s about taking responsibility for where you currently are in your life in relation to where you’d like to be with the things that are in your power to change or control.
The more I learn, the more I realise just how little I know. On one hand that scares the shit out of me ha-ha, and on the other hand it motivates me to learn!!!! To be better! To improve in all areas, to learn as much as I possibly can in this short lifetime, to read more books, to surround myself with positive like-minded people, to be a better husband, father, friend, coach and role model and to connect with and help as many people as I can.
The 15 questions were posted by Craig Harper, one of Australia's leading personal transformation coaches and one of my favourite "gurus'" a few weeks ago with an invite to be forwarded on.
My hope is that they bring you some clairty and a starting point to make some positive changes in your life.
If you have any questions or would like share anything that I can potentially help you with please send me a message.