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37 Questions to Ask Yourself When You’re Stuck

by | Oct 13, 2014 | Free Coaching Tools | 5 comments

 
 
 

Get Unstuck Now

Here are 37 awesome questions guaranteed to shake up your thinking, get you unstuck, and moving forward. I highly encourage you to give them a try your self on any problem you are facing, or feel free to use them with your clients.

 

  1. What is the problem?
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  3. A problem well stated is a problem half solved. So, please tell me, how, specifically, it is a problem for you now? I’m looking for the root of it. You’ll know you’ve found the root when you feel a swell of emotion when you think about that one thing. Dig deeper until you find it by asking yourself, “how is this a problem for me now?” over and over until you get there.
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  5. What are you telling yourself about why this is a problem?
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  7. What feelings are you focusing on?
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  9. Are you focusing on the past, present or future?
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  11. Is your focus on yourself or on others?
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  13. Who/what are you blaming for the problem?
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  15. When you are totally honest with yourself, what other excuses are you making?
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  17. Just out of curiosity, what would happen if you decided to take full responsibility for the situation, even if it’s not your fault?
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  19. If you did that now what would be different?
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  21. How would that make you feel?
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  23. How would that impact others?
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  25. What else would change?
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  27. What’s stopping you from doing that now?
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  29. What would you need to change within yourself to be able to move forward now?
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  31. If you could design an outcome that would be mutually beneficial, in the long run, for everyone involved, what would that look like?
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  33. What emotions would you feel if you were able to pull that off right now?
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  35. What would you tell yourself if you could do it?
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  37. What would other people say about you?
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  39. Now that you’ve explored the possibilities a bit more, what’s one thing you could do differently that would help the situation?
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  41. What are your top values?
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  43. How does this situation align with your top values?
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  45. How does it not align with your top values?
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  47. By not sorting out this problem, which of your values are you compromising?
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  49. How many ways do you think you know to overcome this?
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  51. What change are you willing to consider making?
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  53. What would happen if you did make the changes?
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  55. What would happen if you didn’t make those changes?
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  57. What wouldn’t happen if you did make the changes now?
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  59. What wouldn’t happen if you didn’t make the changes now?
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  61. How much do you want to move forward on this?
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  63. Is this the beginning or the end?
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  65. Is it a reward or a punishment?
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  67. Are you going to move forward or are you going to quit?
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  69. So when will you stop this from being a limitation?
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  71. How many ways do you know you have solved this?
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  73. What are you noticing now?

 

 

Is Your Brain Fried Yet?

Hope you loved those questions!

They’re guaranteed to get people outside of thier old way of thinking – into new territory and possibilities!

 
 

Join the Conversation

What question(s) have you found the most helpful to motivate yourself? Your clients?

 

 

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Benay creates expert tools and systems for coaches wanting to supercharge their business. She runs her business totally online while traveling the world with her family (husband, toddler and 2 dogs). She's been coaching professionally since 2006, has a Diploma in Life Coaching, is an NLP Practitioner and has an extensive background in business analysis and high-end, IT system development.