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The Right Questions

4.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  376 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
New York Times number–one bestselling author Debbie Ford presents revolutionary questions that, when answered with complete honesty, change the way we see ourselves and make decisions – ultimately moving us toward the life we desire.

The realities of the life we live today are a result of the choices we made yesterday, three months ago and three years ago. But we don't win
ebook, 192 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published 1387)
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Christopher Selmek
1. Will This Choice Propel Me Toward an Inspiring Future or Will It Keep Me Stuck in the Past?
2. Will This Choice Bring Me Long-Term Fulfillment or Will It Bring Me Short-Term Gratification?
3. Am I Standing in My Power or Am I Trying to Please Another?
4. Am I Looking for What is Right or Am I Looking for What is Wrong?
5. Will This Choice Add to My Life Force or Will It Rob Me of My Energy?
6. Will I Use This Situation as a Catalyst to Grow and Evolve or Will I Use It to Beat Myself Up?
7. Does Thi
Mar 03, 2012 Lindsay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So good. One of the best out of all of Debbie Ford's books-I'm a big fan of her writing and her point of view.

This books applies to everyone-no matter what you're struggling with-relationships, finances, weight, emotional problems, family problems, career, etc.-it causes you to step back and realize that where you are in your life is a direct result of the small and systematic choices you've made along the way.

For example, people don't wake up 100k in debt, it is a series of small choices that
David Geschke
May 25, 2014 David Geschke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book of Debbie Ford's that I ever read. I really liked it and already picked up a couple more books she wrote that are in my on deck circle. This is a fairly easy read, starts with a list of ten questions to ask yourself when making decisions in life. I started out a bit underwhelmed by the idea - like, I'm supposed to remember these ten questions every time I want to clarify my choices? Do I need to carry a "cheat sheet" with me? There's no way I'm remembering all that, etc, ...more
Sachin Ganpat
Apr 12, 2015 Sachin Ganpat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book offered value. I liked the book until it mentions depending on a higher power to take care of the future for you. Really? A self-help book telling you to leave it in the hands of god/spirit/universe to take care of the challenges you face in life?

Unfortunately, many successful people think this way. I plan to prove them wrong.

In spite of that, I think the book is good, and the questions help you to take a step back and review your thoughts and feelings. It's emotional intelligence essen
Sep 30, 2014 Cecilia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great quick way to shake out of our 'automated' life. I am a fan of profound inquiry and this book to me, was a good little cheat sheet of what to go back and regularly ask ourselves to make sure our life is on the track we love.

Depending on the person who reads it some of the questions may be obvious and silly but overall a positive read that if you take seriously could help anyone with some direction.
Dana Panait
May 06, 2014 Dana Panait rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read this book after reading the "Spiritual Divorce..." of the same Debbie Ford. This is the base theory and the "Spiritual Divorce" is the application in practice:). I love it and I like going back sometime to remind myself the "right questions" I need to ask when getting through situations where I am not sure if I need to turn left, right or keep going forward...
Jan 21, 2013 Julian rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NONE
Recommended to Julian by: A GIFT
This wannabe-book is pure bull****. A rhetorical on and on question on the same subject that led to the point where, at the end, there is NO ANSWER and NO REAL GUIDE AT ALL. Is like all those documentaries pretending to answer the eternal question of: WHO BUILD THE GREAT PYRAMIDS???? Just another so call SELF-HELP where a reader need more HELP than anything else at the end of the "book". The "author", and the publisher, uses the "#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR" title to sell and promote, a ...more
Jan 23, 2016 Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Book! I like how it is simple and straight the point. 10 questions we can ask ourselves daily to stay on track with our life desires.
Highlighted my fav quotes throughout, keeping in my library to look back in for random inspiration.
Terry Sloan LPC
Mar 03, 2015 Terry Sloan LPC rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: transitions
This book is helpful for folks as they are sorting out life changes. The 10 questions keep you focused. It ius challenging but worth the effort. ~Terry~
James Crotchett
I liked this book as it has a great purpose and stays strong to that purpose. Ford really drives you to see why you are missing your goals and tells you how to make the decisions that allow you to be achieving them. I didn't feel, however, that she wrote with much understanding of balance - it was all a "yes always" or "no never" situation. I disagree with that, but she likely feels that any give is a loss towards your goal. I also only remember the questions that were most relevant and importan ...more
Jan 17, 2015 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books of the self-help genre I've read. I ordered two copies to give to friends!
Michele Wood
Excellent reading.decisions we make in our everyday life effect our life more than we think.
Jennifer Hazlett
A practical guide to help put you back on the path to your dreams - no excuses!
Jun 15, 2007 Kate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone looking to make change in their lives
Shelves: self-help, coaching
This book is very practical and straightforward for a self-help book. No Jesus-y stuff, no hokey pokey business about accepting yourself and blah blah blah. This is just a series of questions to ask yourself every time you are faced with a choice, and their aim is to guide you towards making decisions that further the life that you want. I totally recommend this book!

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I come back to this book for examples to offer our clients (I work at a non-profit career counseling firm, whose clients face a number of barriers in life). It's a very empowering, affirmative book that can help someone take more of their life back if they've the fortitude and a plan to make it happen. I come back to this one every once in a while to re-orient myself to what's important to me. I'm glad I found it.
Felipe Foronda
Jan 08, 2014 Felipe Foronda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely fantastic read… came at a right time in my life too so it fit like a glove. It teaches you how to get a better response by asking a better question. sample!! highly recommend.
Jan 28, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot of good information. It is a very "feel good" book. I liked it
May 30, 2010 C. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The principles are easy to apply... most of them are common sense and you want to slap yourself on the forehead. Some of them you still have a voice in the back of your head and think, "Well in real life..." and yet you still want to strive for them. In short, I have applied much of this book and want to integrate other parts of it.
Taylor Osborne
Loved this book. Very quick but it is a great book to pick up and check yourself- analyze the choices that you're making because this is the only life we get and we want it to be extraordinary, dont we?
This is definitely under the category of self-help books. I learned a lot about myself and feel much stronger in my personal decisions! It is an easy read and easy to apply to real life.
Jul 07, 2009 Catharine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wish I'd had this book in my early twenties .. Might have changed the paths I chose. Good exercises to find what truth is hiding behind the masks of daily living.
Jan 23, 2012 Lisa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
My Mother passed this book onto me and I'm not quite sure what to think yet. I started it late last night and so far I like the authors approach...we'll see.
Sep 09, 2012 Nancy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book. To the point and a wonderful guide to life's choices - and how to stay on track with your goals.
Jan 24, 2013 Canay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anytime I find myself in a difficult position, these 10 questions make it very easy for me to decide.
I will need to reread this. It is very good in that way that is a little too spot-on so it's hard to absorb.
Aug 15, 2008 Dawn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite of the Debbie Ford books. Debbie's books changed my life!
Apr 07, 2009 Kathy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I should make a shelf for "scanned quickly" and took back to library.
I love self-help books. This little book looked like a good one.
Feb 19, 2008 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Given to me by a great friend. The title says it all.
Oct 06, 2008 Katt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a great book. The advice is wonderful.
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Debbie Ford was an American author of self-help books. Her first book, "The Dark Side Of The Light Chasers", spawned eight more books in the genre and dealt with confronting one's "dark side" rather than ignoring it. Ford also hosted television and radio shows related to her books.

She passed away due to complications from cancer in 2013.
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“It is vital that we recognize and tend to our unmet needs, because if we don’t take the time to care for them we will constantly find ourselves headed down paths that lead us away from our goals rather than toward what we desire. When we don’t deal with the unfulfilled needs inside us, they continue to drive us to act impulsively, to forsake our long-term vision in favor of short-term gratification. Then our unfulfilled needs, not our vision, drive our behaviors.” 2 likes
“Please remember that pleasing another is not the same as caring for another.” 1 likes
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