Discovering self – is this something you are trying to do right now. If so I have 50 questions to help you find your best self.
None of us are strangers to the feeling of being lost. It drags us to the edges, especially when we no longer know who we are and what we want from life. But, here’s a thing, even when we are lost, we can still find a way home.
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. – Coco Chanel
Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do. — Brené Brown
Discovering Self and being authentic
We just need to be true to ourselves. However, even that is not easy because being humans, we are complicated. We think too much, undermine ourselves, and most importantly, we look for answers in the wrong places, when in fact, the answers lie right within us, only we turn a blind eye to them.
But, not anymore; if you find yourself lost, any day is a good day to find yourself. You can start by asking yourself these questions. Think through, because as they say, the answers are always within you.
Just Listen Closely. No one knows you better than you.
Discovering Self is easy when you ask the right questions and engage in a some useful self-reflection.
50 questions to help with discovering self
- Do I really need this?
- Is this what I really like?
- Is there any way I can change situations?
- Do I need to change? How can I make myself better?
- Do I love myself?
- Do I deserve better things?
- Where do I want to see myself in the next five years?
- What are the things I am grateful for?
- Is this really who I want to become?
- Do I want it or do I need it?
- What do I like to do?
- What are the 10 things I love about myself?
- What do I hate about myself?
- What is that one piece of advice I would like to give my future self?
- Am I really cut for this field?
- What are some toxic ideologies that I need to get rid of?
- What inspires me the most?
- How can I make myself even more confident?
- What kind of people do I want to be surrounded by?
- What are my shortcomings and how can I work on them?
- What are the ten things that I want to do before I die?
- What are my priorities?
- What are my targets for the year?
- How can I make the most of my time?
- What is it that I enjoy doing so much that I never feel exhausted?
- Is this how I would want people to treat me if I were in their shoes?
- What are the five things I hate in people?
- What are some things that really piss me off?
- What is that I learned from my past mistakes?
- What is the one thing that I regret the most?
- When was the last time I laughed heartily? And what was it that made me laugh?
- What are my greatest qualities?
- What are the few things that give me peace?
- What are some of the flaws that only act as obstacles for me?
- What is the most valuable lesson I learned?
- Who would I like to become? Who inspires me?
- If there’s one thing I would like to change about myself, what would it be?
- What are the things I am afraid to do?
- Who are the people that have been there in my thick and thin?
- Do I feel complete? What is missing in my life?
- What should I tell myself if I fail?
- What is that one thing someone told me that I’d always remember?
- What advice would I like to give myself, If I were someone else?
- Do I want to change my life or am I happy where I am?
- How can I make every day count?
- How can I be more kind towards myself and other people?
- Can I do better than this? Did I give my 100 %?
- Do I just overthink things and worry when I don’t need to?
- What are the 10 things that make me smile?
- How can I create an effective routine?
“Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.” – St. Augustine
We’re all done here. I hope these questions help bring you closer to your most authentic self. All the best! You’re amazing.
Further reading on Discovering Self
“Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.” – St. Augustineon discovering self
A discovering self road map roadmap to a more authentic life.
This book could be juts what you need if you are on a journey ot discovering self.
It contains a wealth questions and exercises meant to encourage you to self-reflect,
Amazon says …..Be True guides readers in their journey toward self-realization and self-actualization. It offers a practical framework for optimal living and leading in modern times.
By reading Be True and undertaking the exercises, readers will learn to:
- Manage stress and anxiety
- Reduce physical, mental, and emotional fatigue
- Become more poised and present throughout each day
- Enhance communication skills
- Increase their capacity to confidently lead themselves and others through uncertain times
- Develop a more sustainable and joyful approach to day-to-day responsibilities
- Enhance overall health and well-being through conscious living
- And much, much more!
Sounds absolutely perfect for those trying to find their true self and on a quest of discovering self.
Quotes about discovering self
Shine your brightest self
- “It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” – Lucille Ball (the first step on the journey to Discovering Self)
- Embrace the glorious mess that you are. – Elizabeth Gilbert
- To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
- The path to great confidence is not in becoming invincible, flawless, and seemingly perfect. But rather, it is in embracing your humanity, in all its messy glory and tender vulnerability. – Aziz Gazipura
- Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which it is an expression of your true self. Ralph Marston
- “If you don’t get lost, there’s a chance you may never be found.” – Anonymous
- “A man who finds no satisfaction in himself will seek for it in vain elsewhere.” – La Rochefoucauld
- “You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.” – Jerry Gillies
- “Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” – Buddha
- “Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.”– Judy Garland
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