6 Questions to Help You Find Your True Self
Here’s a video where I talk about it! (this video came out totally spontaneously!)
What is a quality that you want to associate with yourself?
You can also think as to what you’d like other people to remember you by. Even a word is enough to describe yourself.
My word is W A R M T H.
Warmth resonates really well with me and the actions I take. It also often times serves as a reminder of the direction I’ve chosen to follow in life.
Here are some of the questions I used to ask myself throughout the years.
Hope you get some answers by following the questions below:
1) What makes you come alive?
Nurturing the side of you that makes you come alive will infuse you with passion for the years to come. It’s important to know this – it’s also what will keep you going when times get hard.
It can be anything from the people around you to the job you do or your hobby. Once you find what you enjoy the most, hold onto it tightly!
2) Who do you admire the most?
Taking a look at the person you admire the most can show you the values you have.
Most of the time, we idolize people because they share the same set of core values with us.
My idols are Princess Diana, Albert Einstein & Oprah Winfrey. I admire their endurance and persistence in life and reading their life stories has taught me not to give up on my hopes and dreams.
3) What would you do if you had all the money/power in the world?
This could be a great question to help you find a career you’d love. Sure, we all need our jobs to pay bills but it’s so much more rewarding if you actually love your job.
Most of the time, I’ve noticed that people who really find their true passion career-wise manage to build empires out of the things they loved!
4) Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
You may not know where you’re headed next but you probably have a basic concept in about where you want to arrive in the end.
Answering these two questions about your future can help you keep distractions off whenever you’re supposed to make a big decision.
For example, if you’re offered a position you simply don’t see yourself working at in the future, then you won’t have a hard time saying no.
Remember – no one can predict the future. However, having a more or less clear picture in your head of who you want to be sure helps.
5) Do you see at the glass as half-full or half-empty?
If you see the glass as half-empty you’re a pessimist; if you see it as half-full, you’re an optimist.
Learning whether you’re an optimist or a pessimist at your core can help you work on your mindset and change if needed.
Ever since I changed my mindset from negative to positive, I’ve been witnessing some major life-transforming events!
6) What are your strengths & weaknesses? How can you utilize your strengths the most to get the life you want?
You cannot work on finding your true self if you’re not aware of your own strengths and weaknesses.
Now, I’m not saying this to criticize you – everyone is flawed! But being aware of your flaws gives you a whole different power. You know who your inner demons are and you don’t let them take over in times of doubt.
As far as your strengths go, that’s where your natural talent is hiding. EVERYONE is talented for something, trust me! Use your strengths well and you’ll increase the sense of content & security in life.
Nothing keeps me as grounded as knowing that I can handle whatever life throws at me.
Finding my true self has been one of the best actions I’ve ever invested my time in.
And I know it can be the same for you too.
What will you do to find your true self? Have you ever asked these six questions yourself? Leave me a comment and let me know – I’d love to share stories with you!