Currently reading Williams and Menendez' work Becoming a Professional Life Coach. The second chapter discusses the language of coaching. In it I discovered these five powerful questions [which I have paraphrased] and what they represent. I believe that if you can answer these, you're on your way to winning at life.
Why are these are powerful questions? The first gets at how a person sees themselves. It allows one to reflect on the past - crucial for insights on how to handle the future. The second two questions get at potential threats to winning - unfinished business that needs closure in order for one to achieve clarity. The fourth plants the seed of self-care - again crucial for future success. The last allows one to imagine a different reality for onself.