To whom do you owe your gratitude?

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73 Questions For Self-Awareness — Topic Sentences For Journaling

73 Questions For Self-Awareness

Topic Sentences For Journaling

What do I need? What do I want? What do I prefer? What’s the difference?

On what does my self-esteem depend?

What makes me feel happy? What makes me feel sad? What makes me feel good about myself?

What makes me feel bad about myself? What makes me feel strong? What makes me feel weak?

What makes me feel powerful? And, how much control over these things, do I have?

What makes me angry? What makes me lose my cool? What annoys me? What troubles me?

What delights me? What fascinates me? What uplifts me? Where do I experience awe?

How is my life meaningful? How is my life significant? How would I want to change the world?

How can I be of service? How can I help? Do I ask for assistance when I could surely use it?

What is my job? What is my duty? What are my obligations? What’s required of me?

Where am I great? Where do I do the most good? Where is some work-on-self necessary?

Whom do I love? How do I love? How do I express love? How do I accept love?

Who loves me? How is love expressed to me? Do I notice and recognize love?

Do I have permission to be loved? What does love mean?

Do I communicate clearly and accurately? Are my communications appropriate?

Do I say, what I want to say? Do I say, what I need to say? Am I a conscious communicator?

Are there any phrases or expressions that I’d like to eliminate from my repertoire?

Am I a good listener? Am I patient with others? Do I ask good questions at the right times?

How do I sound? What messages do my facial expression transmit?

What do I believe? What do I need to believe? What do I want to believe?

What do I prefer to believe? What are my habits of belief? Where did my beliefs originate?

What can I control that I want to control?

Can I forgive others? Can I forgive myself?

What do I remember, what do I forget?

What can I learn from?

What can I change?

What stays the same?

What can I modify?

What can I improve?

And, why?

What are the most desired outcomes?

What is the probability of those outcomes?

How can I increase the probability of those outcomes?

What is my life really about?

SOME THOUGHTS ON MIRACLES, LUCK AND THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT

by Jerry Posner

First, some questions to ask yourself:

In my life, how would I define “good luck” or “miracles?”

Do I believe in the possibility of those favorable outcomes?

What could I do that would increase the likelihood of the outcomes I most desire?

How much control or influence do I have, to skew the “odds” in my favor? 

Am I interested in creating trends … or specific outcomes … or both?

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Write down goals and desired outcomes.  Review daily.  Edit as you see fit.

Consider the trajectory, causal factors, that resulted in already experienced miracles or “good luck.”

Be intentional with choices. Long term or short term outcomes?  Patience is often necessary.

(Every outcome results in more outcomes.  There is always “what will happen next?”)

Create as many positive relationships as possible.  Be kind, polite, generous, helpful, compassionate.

Self-identify as a “lucky” or “grateful” or “blessed” person.  See yourself as a “probability engineer.”

Be a very good listener.  Be open to new experiences.

Be present and aware of your surroundings.  Notice “chance” opportunities that often arise.

Placebos and “good luck charms” have been known to influence behavior, mindset and outcomes.

Self-fulfilling prophecies, based on belief, can influence actions.  Choose positive expectations.

Take advantage of “freerolls.”  “The key feature of a freeroll is limited downside, meaning there isn’t much to lose, but there might be a lot to gain.”  (Annie Duke)

Maybe you ARE the luckiest person in the room!

It’s good to have an open mind, but not SO open that your brains fall out!  Cultivate realistic optimism.

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