Questions before the Quest

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Phaytea’s Pulse is participating in the #AtoZChallenge for 2017. The Theme is ‘Awakening of Self’ and ‘Questions before the Quest’ is our entry for letter Q. The theme focuses on character traits that will gear us towards Meaningful Living and will run for 26 days in April except sundays. Please stop by the blog everyday for subsequent posts as we read the 26 letters of the alphabet together. Enjoy!!☺☺

Hi hi,

Have you been following our journey on ‘The Awakening of Self’?

We finally get to letter Q and I am not as worried as when i published the theme reveal post. I previously thought I will not have topic ideas for Q but it turns out I even have two. 

I have saved the other topic in my draft for later and will now move on to today’s entry.

If you read Exceeding Limits( Leaving your comfort zone), then you already know that it is wrong to just dive into a new project. 

Asides from the five important things we need to do as discussed in Pushing the Envelope, it is also necessary to ask ourselves thought provoking questions before we embark on a quest.

We should also ask ourselves these questions after frantic effort have been put into achieving a desired goal.

Regardless of a successful or unsuccessful outcome, these questions are recommended for self evaluation, self awareness, mindfulness and meaningful living …and not because of self-pity and regret.

If these questions are genuinely answered, it will spur us into action, and give us a direction towards guarding and achieving our goals.


The whole point is to make us think deep and hard about ourselves. The answers will give us an idea of :

  • what we really want to do or not do.
  • what we need or do not need.
  • what we have to restore or discard.

We should be responsible for our actions therefore, these questions should be answered by you alone:

  1. Do I practise Self-Acceptance?
  2. Who am I?
  3. Do I want to change something about myself?
  4. Do i know my strength and weaknesses?
  5. Can I criticise myself constructively?
  6. Am I broad-minded?
  7. Do I really need to argue?
  8. Do I communicate clearly?
  9. Am I patient when others try to communicate?
  10. Am I decisive?
  11. Do I always need a second opinion before making decisions?
  12. Am I willing to leave my comfort zone?
  13. Do I know my most valuable skill?
  14. What makes me outstanding?
  15. Do I forgive easily?
  16. Do I accept my mistakes when I am wrong?
  17. Do I know how to guard my goals?
  18. Do I enjoy or endure my current job?
  19. Do I have healthy habits?
  20. What is more important to me. Health or wealth?
  21. Am I easily influenced?
  22. Do I influence others?
  23. Am I content and grateful for what I have?
  24. Can I manage stress?
  25. How does this benefit me?
  26. If I wasn’t already involved in this, will I be interested if asked again?
  27. Do I love to love and be loved?
  28. Am I really happy?
  29. Do I deserve a second chance?
  30. Do i have enough resources?
  31. Am I spending too much time on a particular task?
  32. What takes most of my attention during the day?
  33. How do I handle rejection?
  34. Should I be hopeful?
  35. How is my relationship with God?

Whether we are on a quest to find our purpose, happiness, love, relationship with God, new job, health….. There is question in there for every quest. 

If you think i missed out any question please feel free to add yours in the comment section.

Did you try to answer any of these questions while reading?

No? Please do😉

Yes? That’s lovely 😘

If you have nine genuine answers from these questions then you are definitely living a meaningful life.

Share your thoughts….

Sober reflection, deep reflection…

What other questions do you ask yourself before the pursuit of a goal?

I’ll love to read from you.

Love, Peace and Cupcakes


45 thoughts on “Questions before the Quest

  1. She is just tooooo good! I answered ‘yes’ to some and the ones I answered ‘no’ to, I have to work on them. I need to join in this #A-Z challenge….I hope it’s not too late =D….. This requires critical thinking. #criticalthinker

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    1. Lol…hi dear….we are already deep into letter Q…but sure.. you can start a writing challenge too..just set the rules and try to stick to it… it does require lots of thinking and time…Thank you for reading Victoria ☺☺

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  2. I’ve asked myself several of those questions over the last few years – especially in regard to work, what’s important to me, what my priorities are etc – it can be really helpful to question ourselves and see if we are happy with the answers.
    Leanne | cresting the hill

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  3. What a great post! I could for sure teach myself to communicate more clear. Also, I know that I have to do some big decisions in my life in near future so I think it’s a good idea to take some time for answering questions like these. 🙂

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    1. Definitely….do ask yourself questions before taking big steps…just to know if you are happy with the answers you get…or if you need to change somethings. Best wishes dear 🙂

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  4. Well that is certainly a comprehensive list of questions! Posing and addressing these types of questions can only help in improving what it is we want to achieve. It is really all about self-improvement and this is a great way to help each of us get there.

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  5. Great post. You are right we definitely have to ask ourselves once in awhile those questions and fix it if we are failing in something.

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