Asking the right questions is the answer…
It’s not the answers you get from others that will help you, but the questions you ask of yourself. Here are 40 thought-provoking questions to help you refresh and refocus your thinking:
Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. Also, check out our sister site, Thought Questions, for more photo-illustrated questions like these; and check out The Book of Questions if you’re interested in reading even more inspiring, thought-provoking questions.
Title photo by: Helga Weber
For all other photo credits please refer to ThoughtQuestions.com
Loved it! Questions like these demonstrate curiosity, are the breath of resiliency, and account for the difference between life and an amazing life.
Joe Gartrell says
I always love your content; however, your illustrations tend toward younger people. Older people have hopes, dreams, and passions too; it doesn’t go away with age. I’m 50 and have some mileage behind me, but that mileage gives me perspective that younger folks just won’t get without experience. Like I said, I love questions and content, just some additional food for thought…
Got me thinking! Thanks 🙂
Wow.. MMT =) Nudges me and makes me more aware of the reality! Love.
Jason Fonceca says
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful and thought-provoking!
Jason Fonceca says
@Joe Gartrell I love what you’re saying, and I’d like to add *further* food for thought.
Maybe they’re telling you that “age is a state of mind,” so start *enjoying the youth and thinking youthful yourself.*
What I always loved about my grandparents was how willing they were to play with us, to learn new video games or listen sincerely to our new stories 🙂
Rock on and ryze up, man! 🙂
I am going to answer them soon 🙂 Definitely need to ask myself these regularly.
I just wanted to say thanks. I’m at a crossroads in my life at the moment and honestly I’m feeling lost and confused. Having discovered this site has helped me think about what I can do to become a better person and achieve my dreams and goals. Thank you.
LOVE these questions!
Keep it up.
A fun and inspiring post. Answering each question was an experience. Thanks!
The illustrations match the questions perfectly. I don’t think it is necessary to ask yourself all of these questions at once, but I think asking a few of these questions from time to time is essential for self reflection and improvement.
Thought provoking, inspiring. Each question, while attempting to answer, brings up more questions. I’ll be up thinking all night now 🙂
Wow, 40 awesome questions to ponder! I wrote out my answers and plan on re-doing it again in a year and seeing what has changed, and more importantly what values, ideas and beliefs I have stuck too! (:
Great questions to explore oneself! Answers to some come on impulse while some require deep thinking.
Noch Noch says
Such thought provoking questions and images. Thanks for the time spent preparing this!
Great collection of pictures and questions. Inspiring and deeply thought-provoking.
Great pics and questions. I’ll have to keep coming back to this when I’m in the right mindset to ask myself a question…
These are all important questions, and I will probably use several of them as writing prompts in my high school classroom.
A question that my mom taught me to ask myself is “What did you do today to get where you want to be tomorrow?”
As someone who found out just two days ago that he’s clinically depressed, #25 made me feel really good. Thank you! This was a wonderful post.
The photo for question #14 was taken at Berry College – the college I attended many years ago. Awesome! That alone brought about a lot of memories and questions for me.
Brilliant questions! Thanks a lot…
Mitch Mitchell says
I just have to tell you that this is brilliant stuff. I love coming here because it makes me think and reflect. I took your challenge back in January and wrote an entire blog post answering one of your blogs; not sure if you knew it as I did link back to you, but if you’re like me and don’t allow trackbacks you may never have seen it.
Just amazing, especially this one with the images. I’m glad I found this blog.
Beautiful photos, thought-provoking questions…Only thing I’d wish for is a bit more diversity in the shots. Lovely work though. #22 is my favorite question, #16 my favorite image.
Going Green says
These are great images and the questions will keep you thinking for a while. I like the question “what is one thing nobody can take away.”
Thank you for this! It’ll really give me something to think about. The lovely visuals also help to get my mind going and rolling with ideas.
Self reflection is one of my hobbies… Thank you for helping me to regain perspective. A continuous effort but so worthwhile.
Truly thought provoking. I have to think on some of these questions and answer them at a later time.
John Locke says
Inspiring questions. I think the guy in the third picture wants water… 😉
Good questions, i keep asking myself some of those, from time to time… Made me smile, too.
Derick Van Ness says
One I think about often and might add is:
“If I don’t do it now, what opportunity might I miss?”
Thanks for sharing!
What didn’t last forever but was still worth my while?
My marriage. Any day.
Thinking about using these as starters in one of my classes, Thanks.
Diane Stephenson says
Thought provoking and inspiring. I think I will do something similar on my blog one day – different questions, but I like the photo idea. I have thousands of my own photos, so it should be fairly easy. Thank you.
Bakeca Chieti says
Great idea for a post. Thank you!
Will Helliwell says
I often ask myself and others, “what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?”.
Brian Wacik says
As always, it’s the questions you ask and, most importantly, the questions you ask of yourself that elevates awareness and enhances connectedness to source. Thanks for some good ones.
What a great thought provoking exercise.
This is simply wonderful, hope you don’t mind my reprinting your first question-photo and directing my readers here. Your site is so inspiring!
It is incredible how these questions make you think. Awesome questions! It helped me a lot.
What beautiful photography to go along with such thought provoking questions 🙂
Thanks for the positive lift today.
Wow, inspiring pictures and questions. :]
James H. says
This post is very thought provoking and worth reflecting on. I wrote each of the 40 questions down on paper because I plan to dedicate some time to really letting these questions marinade in my thoughts and help me in my journey to be the best I can be. I wish you all the best, thank you to the author, and everyone smile; It’s the best kryptonite to negativity. Love, Live, Life.
This is incredibly powerful and also inspiring for me as a writer. Some of the answers to these will ultimately become blog posts. Thank you!
Going to share it!
Shocking… in a good way! Thanks.
This makes me happy. 🙂
Sharing with my list of subscribers and FB fans for sure! 🙂 Thank you!
Great idea! Answered them all! I’ll save my answers and check them in a year.
Great questions to ask ourselves.