11 Questions from The Book of Questions that (When Answered) Will Change Your Life.

11 Questions from The Book of Questions that (When Answered) Will Change Your Life.

Questions can help us obtain a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world we live in when crafted and reflected upon correctly.

Poorly crafted, rash questions will result in lame answers.  Superiorly crafted, provocative questions will result in insightful answers.

The quality of the question changes everything.

The process works like this:

…A question gets asked, a void is created, and the mind – like a vacuum – works to fill that void with an answer almost instantaneously.

So the opportunity is this:

Start asking yourself better questions and you can immediately start getting better answers.

Your mind will fill the void – the quality is the variable.

…And if you’re not careful, that void can easily be filled with drama, junk, distractors, and nonsense – and we simply can’t afford the setback that comes with poorly crafted, rash, lame questions.

We have to set ourselves up for success by going deeper and being mindful of the quality with which we ask questions.

But where to start?

That is precisely what the Book of Questions by Gregory Stock serves as:  An entire book of thought provoking questions that will challenge your values, beliefs, and understanding of the world and will help you find out more clearly who you are, what you believe, and what role you’re going to play in the world.

In other words, it’s an entire book of questions that you simply can’t, “Google” – as pointed out by author Austin Kleon.

When your mind is stuck repeating the same lame questions day in and day out:  Why is my life so hard?  Why did this have to happen to me?  Why am I such a mess up?  …You slowly become a product of the answers to those questions.

You have to break the pattern!  …Shift your mindset!  …And start controlling the focus of your mind!

Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick at Wired and author of What Technology Wants remarked, “Your answers to these questions will help us decide what humans should be.  Take your time.”

We encourage you to do the same.  Take your time.  Dig deep.  

…And remember that beyond helping you figure out who you are, properly crafted questions can help you immediately change your state! …Never forget that power that’s available to you at all times. Enjoy!


“If you had to tattoo your arm with a message to yourself, what would you write?”


“After a medical examination, your doctor calls and says you have a rare lymphatic cancer and only a month to live.  A week later, she informs you that the lab test was wrong and you’re perfectly healthy.  Do you think the insights from having to face death this way would be worth the pain? …What life changes do you think a close brush with death might provoke for you?”


“If you learned you were going to die in a few days, what regrets would you have?  Which of them could you resolve if you were given another 5 years? …Do you try to envision your future and live now as you think you’ll one day wish you had?”


“Is there something you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time but haven’t?  Why haven’t you?  Is it better to have dreams that may never come to pass, or to stick with those that can be readily achieved? …How much better would your life be if your dreams came true?  What dreams have you already achieved?”


“If you could gain any one ability or quality you admire in someone else, what would you choose?  Do you think you could develop that ability or quality just by working at it?”


“If you could earn the same pay no matter what job you did, would you pursue another profession?  If so, what would you choose, and why?”


“Would you be happier with more control over what happens in your life or more control over your response to what happens?  How could you gain more such control?”


“How often do you step back and reflect on where you are headed?  Would less or more self-reflection be good for you? …Do you have any specific long-term goals?  If so, which is the most important, how do you hope to reach it, and how do you think reaching it will enhance your life?”


“If you were a role model to millions of children who closely followed you and your life choices, how would you change your behavior? …What if only your own kids were noticing you and being affected?”


“What is the most outrageous thing you’ve ever done?  Do you look back on it more with pleasure or regret?  …Do you wish you’d been more or less cautious in your life?”


“If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone?  What good might come out of telling them now?”

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Our question to you:

Which of the above questions challenged your thinking the most?  Why?

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The Book:

Book of Questions by Gregory Stock

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The More:

Top 15 Question Quotes to Reflect on Daily!  ///  The 10 Questions to Ask Yourself Daily  ///  25+ Quotes and Resources on ‘Questions’ from the Archives

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