Life Lesson: Ask

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mostly taken from the book ASK by John Mason

Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. Was it worth it?

Do you count your blessings or do you think your blessings don’t count?

What good is aim if you never pull the trigger?

If you don’t have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?

Are you known by the promises you don’t keep?

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Have you noticed that 99% of the things you worry about never happens?

Are you going backwards about going forward?

Do you question your goals by asking “Does this particular goal help me move towards my ultimate purpose in life?”

Are you a winner or a whiner?

Does failure discourage you or make you even more determined?

What is bigger? How much you do or how much you get done?

Is it a long way from your words to your deeds?

How old is your attitude?

Do you believe your doubts and doubt your beliefs?

Do you judge each day not by the harvest but the seeds you plant?

Will people say this about your life: S/he did nothing in particular, in did it very well?

Does the path you’re on capture your life?

Is your fear for loss much greater than your desire for gain?

Are you still growing, or just growing older?

The last time someone asked, “What’s new?”, what was your answer?

How much have the fears and worries that never happened cost you?

Are you deliberately planning to be less than what you are capable of being?

Are you thinking of security or opporunity?

What’s the best use of your time now?

If not you, then who? If not now, then when? –Hillell

If you didn’t take action now, what would this ultimately cost you?

Are you willing to give up what you have in order to become what you are not yet?

Are you traveling, or are you going somewhere?

Optimism is related to faith, pessimism is related to doubt. To which are you related?

What’s most worth it to you in your life?

What good is inspiration if it’s not backed up by action?

Do you think more about what you ought to do, or what you ought to be?

Would the boy/girl you were be proud of the man/woman you are?

Do you have opinions or convictions?

What progress are you in the way of? –Tim Redmond

Where is your river going? Are you riding with it, or are you rowing with it?

Do you try to start with what you have, or what you don’t have?

Are you a how thinker, or an “if” thinker?

What is one character trait you know you display no matter what circumstances you are facing?

What is your most prevailing thought?

Do you say “Let’s find a way”, or do you say, “There is no way!”?

Do you do what you should do?

What is one decision you would make if you knew you wouldn’t fail?

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?–the book “Who moved my cheese?”

Do you say, “There should be a better way to do it?” or “That’s the way it’s always been done.”?

Do you have a strong will or a strong won’t?

What would a truly creative person do in your situation?

Who (what) are you becoming now?

Have you found that the place to be happy is here, and the time to be happy is now?

If you don’t enjoy what you have, how could you be happier with more?

Forget the past. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become?

Are you trying to make something for yourself, or something of yourself?

After a failure, do you give up or get up?

Now that it’s behind you, what did you do yesterday that you are proud of today?

Who among you by worrying could add a single hour to his life? –Jesus

Napoleon is quoted as saying “Impossible is a word found only in the dictionary of fools.” What are the words in your dictionary?

If revenge is sweet, why does it leave a bitter taste?

What is the fruit on a negative thinker’s tree?

Is fear causing you to run from something that isn’t after you?

Do you leave others better than when you found them?

Both enthusiasm and pessimissm are contagious. Which one do you spread?

“I wonder, would you rather have 100% from an average person, or 10% from someone who is outstanding?”

“Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed in it?”

If someone were to pay you $10 for each kind word you say and collect $5 from you for every unkind word you speak, how much would you have?

Is your favorite letter “I”?

What would happen if you changed the words you spoke about your biggest problems?

Ten years from today, what will you wish you had done now?

How much is there left in you after you have lost everything outside of yourself? –Orison Marden

When is the last time you did a random act of kindness?

If money weren’t a consideration, what would you be doing?

If you were another person, would you like to be a friend of yourself?

Did you see difficulties in every opportunity, or did you see opportunities in every difficulty?

Do you go through a problem, or try to go around it and not past it?

Do you focus on what you don’t want to do, or what you do want to happen?

Are you too proud to ask for help?

If you try to be like him/her, who would be like you?

Are you controlled by your thoughts, or are you controlling your thoughts? –Raymond Holliwell

What walls are you building right now?

Whom do you usually blame when little or big things go wrong?

When confronted with a Goliath-sized problem, which way do you respond? “He’s too big to hit”, or “He’s too big to miss?”

What advice do you give others that you need to follow?

Do you say “I’m good, but not as good as I ought to be” or do you say “I’m not as bad as other people.”?

Can others trust you?

Are you running from something or to something?

What one thing should you eliminate from your life because it holds you back from reaching your potential?

What outside influences are causing you to be better or worse?

What good thing have you previously committed yourself to do that you have quit doing?

What is one thing you will still do for someone who has no opporunity to repay you?

How many people became successful at something they hate?

If you were arrested for being kind, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

Are you known as a solution or a problem?

What kind of world would this be if everyone was just like you?

Did you today, by any way, make the world a better place to live in?

Do you allow a past circumstance to limit today’s happiness?

Do you spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats, then go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure?
–Fred Allen

Does God seem far away? If so, guess who moved?

Do you say “Our Father” every Sunday and act like an orphan the rest of the week?

In your prayers, how often do you say, “And now God, what can I do for you?”

Do you see God everywhere or nowhere?

What cause are you living for?

What is between you and God?

Are you willing to preach what you practice?

When you die, why should God let you into heaven?

Are you gonna get any better, or this is it?

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?
– via twitter


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