Just as important as asking yourself 'What do I want with this shot or this round?', is asking yourself 'What Do I want with my game?'. Do you want a particular handicap or to reach a standard that can be measured in another way? Do you want to win the Masters? Once you know what your personal golfing goals are, you need to ask yourself two more questions;
1. What do I need to do to get there?
2. Am I prepared to do that - Could it affect my life in undesirable ways?
Most people never ask themselves these crucial questions. You can ask them right this moment.