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How To Be Successful In Life: 5 Questions To Ask Yourself

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When it comes to living a successful life, there are plenty of techniques and strategies you can discover. However, the best way to jumpstart your success journey is through asking questions.

When you ask self-discovery questions, your mind will work on the answers and lead you toward the success you want.

Most people don’t ask any success questions, or worse, they ask the wrong question. As a result, they get the wrong answer that leads them nowhere in life.

Below are 5 questions you should ask yourself if you are serious about living the successful life you desire:


 How To Be Successful In Life: 5 Questions To Ask Yourself


1. Where Do You Want To Challenge Yourself To Achieve More?


Answering this question allows you to better understand yourself and where you want to excel. Everyone knows that passion is an important key to success, and by finding the answer to this question, you get to know what you truly love to do in your life.

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” – Lao Tzu


When you know where your passion lies, you can focus your energy on that particular area and develop your strength there.

Professional athletes will always want to challenge themselves to break the record and not feel dejected by someone who is doing better than them.

What about you? Do you feel like you want to challenge yourself to achieve more in your industry? If your answer is yes, there is a high chance your passion is there.

2. Who Do You Want To Be?


This is probably one of the most life-changing questions that everyone who seeks success should ask themselves every day. Who do you want to be?

This question guides you toward the person you want to become in the future.

When you know who you want to be, you can then model after the person to achieve amazing success in your life as well.

Steve Jobs is undoubtedly one of the most modeled after persons in the tech industry. And in basketball, people wanted to achieve extraordinary results like Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. In the stock market, people wanted to be like Warren Buffett. 

Who is the superhero in your field? Who can you model after? And more importantly, who can give you the inspiration to achieve your dream?

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3. What Skills And Talents Do You Need?


Once you know who you want to be, this next question is critical because in order to become the person of your dreams, you must possess the skills and talents required.

To answer this question, you need to do research and study the inspiration in your field.

When you believe, think and act like successful people, you will eventually able to produce the same amazing results.

You will become the person you have always wanted to be.

It is much like a recipe for baking a cake; if you follow the recipe, you can’t get too much wrong. And when you do what other successful people do, you will be able to replicate their results.

Of course, you don’t have to copy exactly what others did. You just want to build the necessary skills and talents, and then incorporate some of your own ideas to achieve better results. 

4. Who Can Help You?


Most people never ask this question. Nobody can succeed alone in this world. Steve Jobs had Steve Wozniak when he first started Apple and Walt Disney had Roy Disney by his side.

So who can help you achieve the success you desire?

Who can become part of your team?

By asking these questions, you are encouraging your mind to come up with people who can help you get to your goals faster and better.

Studies have shown that networking and building relationships are an important part of living a successful life. After all, you do not know who can help you and who you can rely on when you are having problems. 

The saying: “It is not what you know, but who you know”, is absolutely true!

Find out who can give you a hand to reach your goals.

Learn from them or take them in to become part of your success team.

5. What Can You Do Right Now?


This is one of the most important questions to ask yourself daily. There is no point if you have the skills and talents but are not working or taking any action.

If you want to get results, you must take action; the right action.

Most people are not successful in life because they don’t do anything about their dreams.

They choose to live in mediocrity because they don’t believe that they can be successful. Thus, turn your dreams into goals, break down your goals into smaller and actionable items, and then work on them.

You may not become successful immediately, but as long as you are taking action and moving in the right direction step-by-step, you will eventually reach your destination.

Therefore, put yourself in a non-negotiable position where you will be 100% committed to taking action.

When you are committed to achieving the things you desire, you will surely make them a reality!


We sincerely hope that now you know what you must ask if you want to be successful.
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John Packham. Having grown up in a family owned business, and now working as the Content Director for Karrass - a company specializing in negotiation training for businesses - John is grateful for the many opportunities he's had to share his passion for business and writing.

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