Josh Kaufman

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49 Questions to Improve Your Results

Good questions prime your brain to look at the world in a different way. By simply holding a question in your mind and pondering potential answers, you can find unexpected paths to get from where you are now to where you want to be.

This afternoon, I re-discovered a list of questions I put together a few years ago. The intent of the list was to help me figure out what I wanted to improve about my life, both as a person and as a professional. This list helped me figure out who I was and what I wanted during a particularly difficult time in my career, and I sincerely hope they help you as much as they’ve helped me.

Here are 49 questions you can use to improve your results…

Do I use my body optimally?

Do I know what I want?

What am I afraid of?

Is my mind clear and focused?

Am I confident, relaxed, and productive?

How do I perform best?

What do I really need to be happy and fulfilled?

Pick up a journal, set aside a few hours, and spend time with yourself answering these questions. Make it fun: treat yourself to a nice lunch or dinner at a restaurant you like, and write as you eat. By the time the check arrives, you’ll have more than a few new ideas about how to change your life or business for the better.

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