In my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:
In the readiness phase of Self Discovery, it’s important to think about exactly what you’d like to discover in yourself. The following questions can help you analyze your present self in a general way, and in so doing, help you get ready to form some new Self-Concepts. Write out your answers, or at least think through your answers slowly and thoroughly.
1. What does Self Discovery mean to you now? Or put another way, what would you like Self Discovery to accomplish for you?
2. What is happening in your life now that you want to change, improve, accelerate, etc?
3. What methods or strategies have you already used to accomplish the goals you named in question #2, and how well have they worked?