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10 Questions to Ask Yourself Now!

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Now!

Today I stumbled across a post at FrugalMarketing.com, that talked about 10 questions to ask yourself. I thought these were some very important questions that I needed to answer for my own. So here are my answers to some very important questions:

1.) If you could do anything you want to tomorrow, what would it be?

I would go somewhere quiet and take some time to myself to just clear my mind. It is hard to keep your head straight when there is so many things going on in life all the time.

2.) What are your core values?

Here’s five I think best describe me as a person:

Challenge – I love to take on challenges because they help make me a stronger person.
Freedom – Freedom to do what I want in life is very important to me.
Giving/charity – Giving back to the world is very important.
Personal growth – I hope to continue personal growth throughout my life.
Meaning – Having a meaning to life is very important.
Humor – What would life be without a few (or a lot of) laughs. :)

3.) What are your special talents?

– I am very good at listening to others
– I love writing and sharing information with others
– Technology: pretty much anything in this category
– Making others feel good, happy, and better about themselves

4.) What do you do better than most people you know?

This is a tough one, but I would say listening to others and sharing opinions on different topics. A lot of people just want to say their share without listening to others first.

I also know a lot more about technology than the average person, which can be both good and bad.

5.) What were your dreams as a child?

I always had big dreams as a child, but they always seemed to change depending on my age and mood. At one point, I wanted to be a professional athlete. I loved playing basketball, football, and golf a lot as a kid. I always wanted to be famous, whether it was through sports or being an actor.

Then I started getting older and realized it probably wasn’t going to happen (not the best way of thinking). So then I stated working with computers and enjoyed technology.

Now at 22, my dream is to run a successful website and travel the world. I also have managed to start doing some acting work and I have enjoyed every bit of it so far.

6.) What is the thing you are most proud of accomplishing in your life so far?

I thought a lot about this question, and a few things immediately came to my mind. Graduating college was one of them, along with moving to Hawaii from Wisconsin. Another thing that came to mind was giving up my great job in Appleton, but I had to do it otherwise I would of never made it out of Wisconsin.

But the thing that has made me the most proud lately, has been my recent discovery that I do not need money to be happy. Making the list of 100 things that made me happy besides money was something I really enjoyed accomplishing and it has really helped me look at life in a new way.

7.) What will you regret not doing in your life if you continue as you are now?

I would regret giving in to the rat race and not taking more chances. I never envisioned myself moving up the corporate ladder and I still don’t plan on it. I want to take risks along the way and use my entrepreneur mindset to pave my own way through life. It would be much more interesting and would make me a lot stronger person.

8.) What do you want people to say about you after you are no longer living? What is your legacy?

I want people to say I tried everything I ever talked about. I never took no for an answer and never backed down when taking risks and trying new things.

My legacy is that I lived my life to the fullest and squeezed as much juice as I could out of the life I was dealt.

9.) What do you want to do when you retire?

This is a very tough question for me. One thing for sure is that I do not want to save my dreams for when I retire. I want to live them now while I am young and can look back on them later in life.

When I retire, I hope to have a wife and kids I can spend my time with and just enjoy the small things in life. Maybe a small home or shack on a tropical beach somewhere. I sure wouldn’t mind that…

10.) Outside of parents who influenced your life more than anyone else; who had an impact on your life and what was it about that person that meant something to you?

A few of my very close friends have had a big impact on my life. They tought me how to live life to its fullest. Never settle for anything less than you deserve and always keeping trying to grow yourself as a person. Good friends are hard to come by and I am glad I have managed to make a few very close ones.

Please feel free to answer these yourself in a post or comment and share it with everyone else. I would love to see some feedback.