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28 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF

John Mason emailed this to me this morning and I just had to copy it to my blog.

Steve,

Here are some important questions to ask yourself today.

  1. Both enthusiasm and pessimism are contagious. How much of each do you spread?
  2. If someone were to pay you a hundred dollars for each kind word you spoke and collect fifty dollars for each unkind word, would you be rich or poor?
  3. Are you a creature of circumstance or a creator of circumstance?
  4. Are you ready for your opportunity when it comes?
  5. Do you make others feel bigger or smaller when they’re around you?
  6. Are you spending your life answering questions nobody is asking?
  7. If you have God’s promise for something, isn’t that enough?
  8. Why worry when you can pray?
  9. How old is your attitude?
  10. Do you acquire the doubts of others?
  11. Are you willing to follow the truth no matter where it leads?
  12. What progress are you standing in the way of? (Tim Redmond)
  13. How much has fear and worry about things that never happened cost you?
  14. Do you go through a problem—or try to go around it and never get past it?
  15. Do you say, “There ought to be a better way to do it” or do you say, “That’s the way it’s always been done”?
  16. Are you deliberately planning to be less than you’re capable of being?
  17. If not you, then who?  If not now, then when?  (Hillell)
  18. Are you willing to give up what you have in order to become what you can be?
  19. What do you believe in the depth of your being?
  20. What is the first, small step you can take to get moving?
  21. “If you don’t have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?” (Oscar Hammerstein)
  22. Do you look at the horizon and see an opportunity, or look into the distance and fear a problem?
  23. Do you put off until tomorrow the things you’ve already put off until today?
  24. Has failure gone to your head?
  25. Are you traveling or going somewhere?
  26. Do you see difficulties in every opportunity, or see opportunities in every difficulty?
  27. How many people of great potential have you known? Where on earth did they all go?
  28. Ten years from today, what will you wish you had done now?

I love John Mason’s wealth of wisdom. He is the author of  An Enemy Called Average and other amazing books that are a must for your personal library.

Have a great day.

Steve

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