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18 Self-Assessment Questions on Intrinsic Happiness

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When we think about happiness, we always assume that certain people are naturally happy and others are not and will never be.

However, this is just half of the story. According to Sonja Lyubomirsky’s book The How of Happiness, we are responsible for 40% of our happiness. We all have a baseline level of satisfaction, but we have influence over 40% of it. That’s a lot of change right there at our fingertips.

I began to understand my own happiness as well as seeking to see happiness in the eyes of others. I considered the questions people often ask me and the subjects I frequently address.

– of these questions has sparked a lot of debate and reflection in the past. More significantly, each of these has prompted me to consider who I am and want to be as I work toward my concept of success.



What motivates me to do what I do?

What is the mission statement for my life?

What is one thing I can do every day to help me stay on track with my mission?

What am I doing to improve the world?



Is it true that I am fulfilled?

What am I passionate about?

What gives me joy?

Am I putting the love into action on a regular, weekly, or monthly basis?

Is it possible for me to do more of this activity?



Are my friendships and romantic relationships where I want them to be?

What can I do to bring more value to the situation?

Do I have a good effect on others?

Who am I most concerned about? Are they aware of this?

Is it true that I’m surrounded by good people?



Do I have any objectives in mind?

Do they have a simple definition?

Are they difficult?

Is it true that I’m putting in the effort to accomplish them on a regular basis?


Do all of these inquiries resonate with you? How do you bring them to use in your everyday life? They may be able to provide insight into the case. They could be able to assist you in figuring out how to be a little better each day. Who knows, maybe these questions will be your compass on your path to personal fulfillment.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on these issues and how you intend to address them in your life. Was there a circumstance or a time when you asked yourself these questions that prompted you to act? You can give me an email or leave a comment below the article, I receive all messages in private and I answer them all. Thank you.

Related article: Finding Happiness (It’s not as difficult as you would think!)

In Action: 

Create a list of your life mission statement and paste it on your wall or on your desk as a sticky note.

Do something you really enjoy today, even if it’s just for 3 minutes.


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