10 Deep Questions That Will Make Live Better

Toni Koraza


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The right question will open up a dialog to your inner world.

Questions force you to grow and see the world with fresh eyes. Asking yourself the right question is sometimes more important than finding the answer.

The answers are subject to change over time, while the questions stay the same.

1. “I’m I longing for something I already have?”

This question is inspired by Acres of Diamond. It’s a story about a wealthy farmer who sells his estate and embarks on a search for diamonds. He travels the world and splurges everything. Later on, the man who bought the estate discovered a massive diamond mine right in the backyard. The moral of the story? You may already have the treasure you're looking for.

2. “What would this look like if it was easier?”

One of the signature questions of Tim Ferris. I ask this myself every time I’m dealing with an issue or handling an unsatisfying task. Most of the time, there is something you can change to make it better. If you can make something simpler, always choose to do so.

3. “How can I pack more life in my years?”

You can live longer, and you can stay at your peak longer. You can strive to maintain your best performance through your thirties, forties, fifties, sixties, and even seventies with the right mindset. Every time you skip sleep, don’t exercise, eat unhealthily and drink, you’re borrowing time of your future. One day the payday will arrive.

4. “What Is one thing I can do today to make my tomorrow better?”

When I find myself bored and unproductive, I pop this question. I instantly find a ton of work. And more times than not, it’s satisfying and fun. Do something for tomorrow, even if it’s only 10 minutes of work. Practice a language. Read. Run. Whatever. One day it will all come together into something magnificent.

5. “Am I taking everything I have too lightly?”

It’s important to stay grateful. If you’re reading this post, there is a good chance you’re better off than most of the world. You have possibilities and possessions, even if it doesn’t feel like it. You’re not hungry.

6. “Am I doing this because I want to, or because it’s expected of me?”

We tend to fill the expectation of others. It’s hard to draw a line in the sand and decide what’s your own aspiration and what you’re doing because of others. This question helps me connect with what’s important for me.

7. “What can I accomplish in 10 years?”

People often overestimate what they can do in a year and underestimate what they can do in ten. While such goals don’t have to be in the main focus, long term plans offer fulfillment and safety. Saving money is one of the excellent examples. Compound interest.

8. “Would I rather risk success or protect myself from failure?”

Sometimes you shouldn’t risk much, and other times you should go all in. It’s essential to determine what time is right now. I’m continually replying to this question as I’m traveling around the world and changing jobs.

9. “How can we make this a win-win situation?”

Life doesn’t have to be a zero-sum game. Others don’t have to lose your gain. It’s possible to accomplish something that will benefit all parties involved. Win-win scenarios will deepen the relationship and install a sense of good faith.

10. “Is it out of my control?”

It took me forever to stop breaking my head over things that I can’t change. Learning to let go is as important as the acting. You can’t change the weather. Don’t let it ruin your day.

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