Questions This is a ‘take stock of your truth’ exercise and a great way to prepare for 2014.

As part of my review for 2013, I’ve been thinking about key questions I’ve been asked that fit the ‘how do I’ theme, and here are 25 questions that seem to capture most (certainly not all) of the more important questions I’ve been asked by others, or have asked of myself.

I’ve used Martin Seligman’s PERMA framework for a flourishing life (Positive emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Achievement)… so a number of the questions appear under more than one category.

As you read through the list, you might want to score the extent you believe you have successfully answered and taken action and achieved in each area. Score using 1=low and 10=high.

What you might discover are some questions you’d like to pursue answering and taking action on through 2014.

Positive Emotion

How do I handle setbacks and be more resilient?

How do I keep ‘in control’ of my emotions?

How do I better understand others emotions and motives?

How do I have tough conversations?

How can I keep focused and not get distracted?

How can I relax more?

How do I break through negativity?

How can I be more positive and optimistic about my life?

How do I keep motivated?

Engagement

How do I achieve goals?

How do I get what I want out of life?

How do I stop procrastinating?

How can I keep focused and not get distracted?

How do I find meaning in my work?

How do I keep motivated?

Relationships

How do I have a good relationship?

How can I (influence, impress, persuade) others?

How can I motivate others?

How do I have tough conversations?

How do I build trust (self-trust, trust in others and others trusting in me)?

How do I find balance?

Meaning

How do I get what I want out of life?

How can I know myself?

How can I be proud of who I am?

How do I find balance?

How do I find meaning in my work and personal life?

How do I build trust?

Achievement

How do I achieve goals?

How can I (influence, impress, persuade) others?

How do I get what I want out of life?

How do I save time?

How do I stop procrastinating?

How can I motivate others?

How can I focus and not get distracted?

How can I create more wealth in my life?

How do I come up with new ideas?

How do I breakthrough negativity?

How do I break bad habits?

How do I form good habits?

How do I find balance?

How do I solve problems?

How do I keep motivated?

And one ‘catch all’ question

How can I live a ‘good life’?

What have I missed?

Please let me know if you think I have missed anything in these questions – is there one question or more, that you think, surely we’ve got to be asking this of ourselves if we’re going to live a happy, flourishing and prosperous life?