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100 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

Shannon Kaiser
March 7, 2015
Shannon Kaiser
By Shannon Kaiser
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Shannon Kaiser is the best-selling author of 5 books on the psychology of happiness and fulfillment including The Self-Love Experiment, Adventures for Your Soul, and Joy Seeker. She has a B.A. in Journalism and Communications from the University of Oregon.
March 7, 2015

Over the past few years, I've learned the value of asking the right questions. Sometimes what we ask is just as important as the answers we receive.

If you're searching for more meaning and connection in your life, these powerful questions can help. You can even choose one question a day for 100 days of happiness and personal growth.

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1. Where is my heart guiding me?

2. What do I need to say that others have left unspoken?

3. Are there any skills or talents I'm not utilizing?

4. What is my personal blind spot; what have I been unwilling to look at?

5. Where have I been worrying too much about what others think?

6. What new patterns and habits can I invite into my life?

7. Where have I been more focused on how I look, rather than how I feel?

8. What concerns am I willing to release?

9. What am I committed to changing?

10. What is my body craving?

11. What commitments to my self can I honor?

12. What new habit can I start?

13. How do I want to feel?

14. What signs have I been misinterpreting or ignoring?

15. What lessons am I learning right now?

16. Where can I surrender?

17. Where can I take responsibility for my outcome?

18. What challenges from my past can I celebrate overcoming?

19. Where can I ask for help, and who can I let in?

20. What expectations am I ready to release?

21. How is life asking me to grow right now?

22. How have I let fear dictate my actions?

23. What can I remove from my life?

24. What have I been avoiding out of fear?

25. Where can I show more of my true self?

26. What area of my life have I become disenchanted with, and what is that trying to tell me?

27. What has my intuition been trying to tell me?

28. Where do I feel broken? What steps will I take to release this internal pain?

29. What am I learning on the way to reaching my goal?

30. What did I love to do as a child that I can do today?

31. Where have I blocked myself from feeling?

32. Where have I been focusing too much on the outcome?

33. Where in my life do I feel forced to take action?

34. What current situation in my life have I been resisting?

35. In what ways can I appreciate myself more?

36. What flaw that I hide from others can I reveal?

37. What long-term success am I working to create?

38. What healthier habits can I start?

39. What can I do with my current limitations?

40. What dream have I ignored, but keeps coming back?

41. What situation in my life turned out to be a giant blessing in disguise?

42. Where have I been settling?

43. And what actions step can I take to raise my standards?

44. What is my fear trying to tell me?

45. In what ways can I be kinder to myself?

46. What have I given up on that still wants to be pursued?

47. Where have I been forcing myself to heal faster than what feels right?

48. How have I been cheating on my future by thinking thoughts of my past?

49. What "flaw" can I accept today?

50. Where have I been hesitating to take action?

51. What has the universe been asking me to release?

52. What past situation have I been romanticizing?

53. How has my past hurt my ability to move forward?

54 . What plan feels forced or like it no longer fits in my life? Can I let it go?

55. What emotion have I been hiding?

56. What are my instincts trying to tell me?

57. What does my ideal life look and feel like?

58. What area of my life can I take more of a leadership role in?

59. Where can I be more unapologetic about what brings me joy?

60. Where have I been playing it safe?

61. What action step can I take despite my insecurity or lack of confidence?

62. How am I standing in my own way?

63. What stories am I telling myself that are holding me back?

64. What do I feel most guilty about?

65. When do I feel most alive?

66. What have I denied myself that I really want?

67. Who can I forgive?

68. What relationship am I not feeling the way I want to feel in?

69. What am I avoiding right now in my life?

70. What have I stopped doing that I want to start again?

71. What do I need to say but have not voiced?

72. How do I measure my success?

73. What barriers do I create that keep me from what I want?

74. What in my life am I forcing?

75. What have I denied myself that I really want?

76. What insecurity can I love today?

77. Can I consider a more fun-loving approach?

78. What project can I give new life to?

79. What is the silver lining of my current situation?

80. What relationship can I remove myself from?

81. What patterns keep repeating in my life, and what can I learn from them?

82. What drama can I disengage with?

83. What miracle have I recently witnessed?

84. How can I be more honest with those who are close to me?

85. What dream have I been ignoring?

86. What recent situation do I blame myself for?

87. Where can I stop second-guessing my own judgment?

88. What desire do I need to revisit?

89. Where have I allowed "no" to stop me?

90. What act of kindness can I do right now?

91. What promise can I keep to myself?

92. Where can I be more courageous with my heart?

93. Where can I be more understanding?

94. Where has scarcity or lack-based thought prevented me from doing what I love?

95. When I listen to my heart, what does it say?

96. What payoff is no longer pleasing me?

97. What action step can I take today that my future self will hug me for?

98. What change can I make today?

99. What little act of kindness can I do today?

100. What new beginning am I being guided to?

Asking yourself key questions is powerful way to cultivate more self-awareness and happiness.

Above is an adapted from the new book Find Your Happy Daily Mantras. If you want more guidance grab this FREE Love Your Life to The Fullest Guide.

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Shannon Kaiser
Shannon Kaiser

Shannon Kaiser is the best-selling author of 5 books on the psychology of happiness and fulfillment including The Self-Love Experiment and Adventures for Your Soul, Joy Seeker, and Unshakable Inner Peace Oracle card deck, and the forthcoming book Return to You. She has a B.A. in journalism and communications from the University of Oregon. As an international life coach, speaker, and retreat leader, she helps people awaken and align with their true selves so they can live their highest potential.

She's been named top 100 Women to Watch in wellness by mindbodygreen, alongside Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kris Carr and Gabriel Bernstein, and was listed as of the freshest voices in mental health and wellness by Chicken Soup for The Women's Soul. She's been named one of Entrepreneurs Must-Follow Instagram Accounts for Inspiration and Top Facebook Accounts for Daily Motivation by Mind Body Green.

Her website has been names top 75 Personal development websites and top 100 self-help websites by the institute for the Psychology of Eating. She's an international life coach and author mentor, and a full time world traveler with a home base in Portland, Oregon with her best friend, her Golden Retriever Chance, who she flew to China to Rescue.