Questions to ask yourself as you get older

The older we get, the more we tend to look back and reflect and that can be good or bad. But the Law of Cause and Effect states that if you put out good thoughts accompanied by good actions, you will receive good things.

Asking yourself thought-provoking questions cultivates good thoughts and allows for self-reflection.

It actually helps you to maintain a conscious awareness of where you are, where you have been and where you intend to go.

Through self reflection you are able to see, organise and preserve your dreams, desires and goals.

This conscious awareness is vital in life and opens doors for many good things to come your way.

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Here are 30 thought-provoking questions you can ask yourself now.

As they say, asking questions can often be the answer.


1. Who am I really?

2. What worries me most about the future?

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3. If this were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?

4. What am I really scared of?

5. Am I holding on to something I need to let go of?

6. If not now, then when?

7. What matters most in my life?

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8. What am I doing about the things that matter most in my life?

9. What am I doing to keep my mind and body healthy?

10. Have I done anything lately worth remembering?

11. Have I made someone smile today?

12. What have I given up on?

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13. When did I last push the boundaries of my comfort zone?

14. Have I made a difference in someone’s life?

15. What small act of kindness was I once shown that I will never forget?

16. How shall I live, knowing I will die?

17. What do I need to change about myself?

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18. Am I ready for the golden years?

19. How many of my friends would I trust with my life?

20. Who has had the greatest impact on my life?

21. Have I wasted time on things that don’t really matter?

22. What is the point of life?

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23. What do I want most in life?

24. What is life calling of me?

25. Which is worse: failing or never trying?

26. If I try to fail, and succeed, which have I done?

27. What’s the one thing I’d like others to remember about me at the end of my life?

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28. Does it really matter what others think about me?

29. To what degree have I actually controlled the course my life has taken?

30. When it’s all said and done, will I have said more than I’ve done?

It might be hard to ask ourself some of these questions but hard questions can actually help give us valuable insight on ourselves and guide us to live in ways that bring the most fulfilment and joy. Ask yourself these questions every day.

What other questions do you ask yourself often?