January 5, 2009

Warning! Long post ahead - "75 questions to ask yourself"

Here's something I came across: "75 questions to ask yourself" from lyved.com.

"An old proverb says, 'He that cannot ask cannot live'. If you want answers you have to ask questions. These are 75 questions you should ask yourself and try to answer. You can ask yourself these questions right now and over the course of your life."

I'll be answering it here because...well, I want to. If you want to answer it as well, feel free.

1. Why not me?
Maybe it wasn't meant for me. Something else, something better is in store for me.

2. Am I nice?
I try. Some people don't see it, it seems. But I try.

3. Am I doing what I really want to do?

4. What am I grateful for?

5. What’s missing in my life?
Off the top of my head, I can't think of anything.

6. Am I honest?

7. Do I listen to others?
I listen beyond what they say.

8. Do I work hard?
I work too hard that I don't know how to relax.

9. Do I help others?
I try.

10. What do I need to change about myself?
Expecting others to know how to decide for themselves

11. Have I hurt others?

12. Do I complain?

13. What’s next for me?
Moving ahead...moving forward. Situations that are ultimately good and healthy for me.

14. Do I have fun?

15. Have I seized opportunities?

16. Do I care about others?
Yes. Even if they don't care about me.

17. Do I spend enough time with my family?
Enough that I don't feel like I don't spend enough time.

18. Am I open-minded?
Yes. Even if others aren't so open-minded with me.

19. Have I seen enough of the world?
Not nearly enough.

20. Do I judge others?
Hmmm...I basically mind my own business. But I've been judged by others.

21. Do I take risks?

22. What is my purpose?
Purpose? Let me think about that.

23. What is my biggest fear?
A life half-lived. A life lived in fear.

24. How can I conquer that fear?
By living life to the fullest. By not being afraid. By going out there, trying, giving my best.

25. Do I thank people enough?
Maybe I should ask others.

26. Am I successful?
Depends on what day it is and what my mood is.

27. What am I ashamed of?
Not appreciating the love that was offered, even took it lightly.

28. Do I annoy others?
I imagine so!

29. What are my dreams?
Where do I even begin?

30. Am I positive?

31. Am I negative?

32. Is there an afterlife?

33. Does everything happen for a reason?
It surely does!

34. What can I do to change the world?
Little steps. Light a candle. Stop cursing the darkness. Make someone smile.

35. What is the most foolish thing I’ve ever done?
Not to have tried.

36. Am I cheap?
Yep! It took awhile to learn how to spend wisely.

37. Am I greedy?

38. Who do I love?
You know who you are.

39. Who do I want to meet?
Too many to mention.

40. Where do I want to go?
Places I've been and never been.

41. What am I most proud of?
Not being afraid to quit when it was already necessary to do so.

42. Do I care what others think about me?

43. What are my talents?
Still figuring it out. I know it's people-oriented.

44. Do I utilize those talents?

45. What makes me happy?
Watching the rain. Having a shoulder to lean on. Holding hands with my husband. Playing fetch with our dog. Laughing with my family. Having everyone in good and/or improved health. Among others.

46. What makes me sad?
When people assume who I was before is still the same person I am now. They don't see me change, even if for better or for worse.

47. What makes me angry?
Deceit. Hypocrisy. Lies.

48. Am I satisfied with my appearance?

49. Am I healthy?
I hope so!

50. What was the toughest time in my life?

51. What was the easiest time in my life?
Everything else seemed easy compared to 2008.

52. Am I selfish?
Who isn't?

53. What was the craziest thing I did?
Falling in love.

54. What is the craziest thing I want to do?
Staying crazily in love.

55. Do I procrastinate?
I'll answer that tomorrow...ha ha!

56. What is my greatest regret?
Hurting those who love me. Not seeing love for what it was.

57. What has had the greatest impact on my life?
Love. I know, it sounds mushy.

58. Who has had the greatest impact on my life?
You know who you are.

59. Do I stand up for myself?

60. Have I settled for mediocrity?
For a time.

61. Do I hold grudges?
For a bit of time. When the moment is right and I'm ready, I let go.

62. Do I read enough?

63. Do I listen to my heart?
Most definitely.

64. Do I donate enough to the less fortunate?
I think so.

65. Do I pray only when I want something?
Not really.

66. Do I constantly dwell on the past?
Only when I feel the need to make sense of it.

67. Do I let other people’s negativity affect me?
Sadly, yes.

68. Do I forgive myself?

69. When I help someone, do I think "What’s in it for me"?

70. Am I aware that someone always has it worse than me?

71. Do I smile more than I frown?
Yes. : )

72. Do I surround myself with good people?
I try to, even if I seem to be a magnet for the other kind.

73. Do I take time out for myself?

74. Do I ask enough questions?
I ask too many questions.

75. What other questions do I have?
Are the questions here really simply answerable by "yes" or "no"?


Lene said...

This is nice. I got to know you more. And it seems a little bit more personal. :)