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I have been doing self-enquiry / questioning exercises to assess where I want to take my career path / life.

I found a simple method of asking "what do you want to achieve? What do you need to do to do it? How would you feel? What you really want is to feel X..." repeat the questioning process with X. This is a simple way of getting to the feeling motivation under the logical ego exterior.

I want question the deeper reasons why I am interested in things because I feel like my interests in things is deeper or more superficial than I thought. I would like to make a critical enquiry into this.

For example: I am interested in software development, but when I look deeper, I realise that it is often the perceived affect of the software that I am actually interested in- e.g. its ability to create 'in the world' change with online networks. I am actually interested in creating networks and bringing people together.

Are there any 'questioning systems' out there that I could use or is it simply a case of common sense reflection?

Self-questioning is as essential part of GTD's 'perspective' (e.g. horizons of focus) | i.e. versus the 'control' system of collecting and processing tasks. In GTD horizons of focus, there are the different levels of self-questioning to define goals, but often there are hidden motivations (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/hidden-motives) behind goals that are preventing access to the real motivation - therefore how do we critically engage with this?

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closed as off-topic by Rory Alsop Feb 23 at 23:17

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This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about personal productivity as per the FAQ. –  Rory Alsop Feb 23 at 23:17
    
this is related to productivity as it is related to defining your goals. –  Andrew Welch Feb 25 at 13:21
    
Having been doing this for the past 10 years, self-questioning is as essential part of GTD's perspective (e.g. horizons of focus) –  Andrew Welch Feb 25 at 13:24
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sooo... we don't answer it? self-worth is an important part of personal productivity. new formulation of question is alot better. reopen it? –  DDdW Feb 26 at 3:32
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The edit does improve the question a lot, however it still boils down to "What questioning systems exist" - which will either lead to list answers (will get closed as too broad) or the answer "No". Is there a separate question in here about how to build questioning systems or what should be in such a system? –  Rory Alsop Feb 26 at 14:44

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