A great way to know where your going is to train yourself in knowing yourself. This is a great tool i created to realize who you are and establish goals.
About this self-reflection test: There are no quick solutions – reserve some time for this as you need it for self-reflection. The test only works if you take it seriously and think carefully before answering any questions.
This is essentially about your interests. In order to understand yourself better you can ask yourself what kind of non-fiction books do you enjoy reading? What is the topic of the documentaries you like to watch? What are the newspaper or magazine articles about that you always read? What do you enjoy learning about?
This is a very powerful question. What are the kind of issues in the society that make you angry? What are the news about that make you angry? What do you want to change in the world for better?
Try to make the list as big as you can.
There are no limits – whatever you decide to do you will succeed at. If there is no fear of failure, what would you do?
Sometimes we set barries for our thinking because we think in terms of monetary limitations. If there wouldn’t be any, what would you dedicate yourself to?
Imagine it’s your funeral and everybody close to you is there. One by one they give speeches. What would you like each of these speakers to say about you and your life? What kind of a friend and family member were you? Colleague? What character would you like them to have seen in you? What contributions, what achievements would you want them to remember? Look carefully at the people around you. What difference would you like to have made in their lives?
What are the activities that make you feel the time just flies? Try to think about both, the fun stuff and productive activities.
Think about the jobs you have had, voluntary work, school and so on. What were you doing when you felt the happiest, most productive and eager to do what you were doing?
What are the accomplishments you are proud of? Small or big, what are you proud of yourself?
Think about this for a minute and make sure you really nail it.
Who are the people (current or historical figures) that you admire, even envy a bit perhaps?
The ideas might be about life, career, society or whatever for that matter. Examples of an inspiring idea could be carbon emission free living, free education for all, world where intercultural understanding prevails and so on.
What are the kind of people you would like to be surrounded with in terms of lifestyle, occupation, wealth, interests?
Look at the kind of person you are and where you are with your life right now. Do you believe it is you who is the reason for the way things are? Can you create your own future?