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?

2011 – Your Best Year Ever? A suggestion.

To increase the likelihood of 2011 being your best year ever, here’s a suggestion:  Make two lists:  1.  “What I really, really want in my life.”  2.  “What I really, really don’t want in my life.”  (Materially, financially, spiritually, emotionally, work related, relationship and family related, etc.)  Read daily.  Edit as necessary, and remember to ask yourself, “why?”  Then, do the necessary work – inner and outer.

Resolutions and “Focus Phrases” For a Stellar Year – 2011!

21 for 2011

By Jerry Posner


Resolutions and “Focus Phrases” For a Stellar Year!


REMEMBER …


1.      Anticipate life’s tests and the best ways to pass them.

2.      Compassion is always an option.

3.      Confidence just might stack the odds in my favor.

4.      Express curiosity instead of becoming defensive.

5.      Return all phone calls.  Yes, all of them.

6.      Make my mom proud.

7.      Say, “you’re welcome” instead of “no problem.”

8.      Am I worrying for nothing … again?

9.      Moment-to-moment appreciation and gratitude.

10.    Two great answers:  It depends.  You never know.

11.     Another great answer:  I don’t know, but I will find out.

12.    Think twice before broadcasting sarcasm.

13.    Every eye-roll and frown sends a message.

14.    Every smile sends a message, too.

15.    Look for the miracles in everyday life.

16.    Avoid superstitions … unless they work, of course!

17.    Synchronize communication codes.

18.    Ask myself, “what do I keep, what do I throw away?”

19.    Notice and thank the angels amongst us.

20.   Know what I want most, and act accordingly.

21.   Wisdom works better when applied daily.

Daily Awareness Exercise – A Way To Upgrade Brain Software

Daily Awareness Exercise – A Way To Upgrade Brain Software  by Jerry D. Posner

There are only six simple steps … try it daily for 21 days.

If you’d like to tweak a few habitual thought patterns … and upgrade the brain software, then this is for you!

Read these cliche-like reminders (“focus phrases”) and ponder them for a minute or two … but do it daily for 21 days.

As you play with this process, keep a pad or journal handy, and jot down any revelations, great ideas, or your own cliche-like “focus phrases” that come to mind.

THE DAILY AWARENESS EXERCISERead and ponder the following six phrases:

1. There are ways that I can remember and practice points-of-view, behaviors, beliefs and actions that give optimal results, especially when I know what results I’m seeking.

2. I can evaluate my own beliefs and habits with compassion and a cool head.

3. I can make changes as necessary, especially when my desire is clear and strong.

4. I see the wisdom in liberally expressing gratitude and appreciation.

5. It is possible for me to evaluate feedback without becoming defensive.

6. I can have some fun every day; it will probably make me less annoying.