Thought Catalog

16 Questions That Will Show You Who You Are (And What You’re Meant To Do)

  • 0
4897621752_6b02a44684_b
Jacinta Moore

Understanding who we are has less to do with discovery and more to do with remembrance than is typically understood. Have you ever had a realization that didn’t precede a laundry list of examples, isolated moments and meaningless experiences and random relationships that compile to reveal a pattern or truth? Probably not.

The real work of anything is simply becoming conscious of what is already true.

The essential point of a psychological guidance system (religious or not) – rather, the kinds that work – is not to supplant a mindset into you. Rather, to give you the tools for introspection, to figure out the answers yourself. To pose questions, give examples, have you reflect and through that recognition connect to your inner guidance system, your intuition, your essential self.

I say this with complete sincerity: the answers to these questions are some that have (literally) changed the course of my life. I’d be remiss not to have compiled and shared them. So here you go, the 16 most important questions you will ever ask yourself:

  1. What, and who, is worth suffering for?
  2. What would you stand for if you knew that nobody would judge you?
  3. What would you do if you knew that nobody would judge you?
  4. Based on your daily routines, where will you be in five years? Ten? 20?
  5. Who do you admire most, and why?
  6. What do you not want anybody else to know about you?
  7. What are a few things you thought you would never get over while you were going through them? Why did they seem so insurmountable? How did you?
  8. What are your greatest accomplishments so far?
  9. What would be too good to believe, if someone were to sit down and tell you what’s coming next in your life?
  10. Who from your past are you still trying to earn the acceptance of?
  11. If you didn’t have to work anymore, what would you do with your days?
  12. What are the five most common things in your daily routine (aside from the basics, such as eating and sleeping?)
  13. What do you wish those five most common things were instead?
  14. If you really believed you didn’t have control over something, you’d accept it as matter-of-fact. What do you struggle to accept that you have “no control” over? What part of you makes you think or hope otherwise?
  15. If you were to walk through your home and put your hand on every single thing you own, how many of them would make you sincerely feel happy or at peace? Why do you keep the rest?
  16. What bothers you most about other people? What do you love most in other people? What bothers you most about yourself? What do you love most about yourself? (Dig until you see the correlation). TC mark

More from Thought Catalog

Thought Catalog Videos


    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/kim-quindlen/2015/01/the-problem-with-following-your-dreams/ The Problem With Following Your Dreams | Thought Catalog

      […] Read this: 16 Questions That Will Show You Who You Are (And What You’re Meant To Do) Read this: The Reason Why Confidence Feels Like A Rare Commodity Read this: When You Don’t Know What You Want Cataloged in […]

    • cherryblair

      Reblogged this on Lillia Travels.

    • http://quotespaper.com/quotes-about-life/6509 16 Questions That Will Show You Who You Are (And What You’re Meant To Do) | QuotesPaper

      […] What bothers you most about other people? What do you love most in other people? What bothers you most about yourself? What do you love most about yourself? (Dig until you see the correlation). via […]

    • http://takeawalktohappiness.wordpress.com xmwithlove

      Reblogged this on Take a walk to Happiness .

    • https://meaningfuljamboree.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/your-essential-self-guide-to-stability/ Your Essential Self Guide to Stability | Meaningful Jamboree

      […] I read through my fellow peers and their blog posts, I thoroughly enjoyed Brianna Wiest post titled 16 Questions That Will Show You Who You Are (And What You’re Meant To Do)! So, […]

    • https://sweetnc.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/the-new-new-year/ The new new year | sweetnc
    • https://the13thofmay.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/though-catalog-1/ Though Catalog (1) | May 13th

      […] 16 Questions That Will Show You Who You Are (And What You’re Meant To Do) […]

    • http://littleveganwolf.wordpress.com veganwolf
    • http://socheatahuy.wordpress.com socheatahuy

      Reblogged this on Socheata Huy.

    • http://mylifeasbrittney.com/2015/03/04/16-questions-that-will-show-you-who-you-are-a-little-more-raw-personal/ 16 Questions That Will Show You Who You Are; A Little More Raw, Personal. | My Life As Brittney

      […] I first found this on the @thoughtcatalog (found here:)https://thoughtcatalog.com/brianna-wiest/2015/01/16-questions-that-will-show-you-who-you-are-and-what… […]

    • https://aggiegrlworkout.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/16-questions-that-will-show-you-who-you-are-and-what-you-are-meant-to-do/ 16 questions that will show you who you are and what you are meant to do | Love. Laughter. Life. Medicine.

      […] From Thought Catalog: 16 questions that will show you who you are and what you are meant to do […]

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/seema-kapoor/2015/05/letter-to-amaanat/ Letter to Amaanat | Thought Catalog

      […] this: How To Fall In Love With Your Life Read this: Our Sinking Boat Read this: 16 Questions That Will Show You Who You Are (And What You’re Meant To Do Cataloged […]

    • http://www.strangecharmed.com/productivity/set-yourself-up-for-success-in-the-new-year-with-these-excellent-reads/ Set Yourself Up for Success in the New Year with These Excellent Reads! - Strange & CharmedStrange & Charmed

      […] 16 questions that will show you who you are (and what you’re meant to do) […]

    • https://thoughtcatalog.com/brianna-wiest/2015/02/20-signs-youre-doing-better-than-you-think-you-are/ 20 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are | Thought Catalog

      […] question yourself. You doubt your life. You feel miserable some days. This means you’re still open to growth. […]

    • https://heresimply.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/first-blog-post/ 20 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are – HereSimply

      […] You question yourself. You doubt your life. You feel miserable some days. This means you’re still open to growth. This means you can be objective and self-aware. The best people go home at the end of the day and think: “or… maybe there’s another way.” […]

    • http://fiveshoutsout.com/20-signs-youre-better-think/ 20 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are - FIVE SHOUTS OUT

      […] question yourself. You doubt your life. You feel miserable some days. This means you’re still open to growth. This […]

    • https://wilmahart34.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/20-signs-youre-doing-better-than-you-think-you-are/ 20 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are – Site Title

      […] You question yourself. You doubt your life. You feel miserable some days. This means you’re still open to growth. This means you can be objective and self-aware. The best people go home at the end of the day and think: “or… maybe there’s another way.” […]

    • https://julioarnold542.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/20-signs-youre-doing-better-than-you-think-you-are/ 20 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are – Site Title

      […] You question yourself. You doubt your life. You feel miserable some days. This means you’re still open to growth. This means you can be objective and self-aware. The best people go home at the end of the day and think: “or… maybe there’s another way.” […]

    • https://schroedersulbzkimsi.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/20-signs-youre-doing-better-than-you-think-you-are/ 20 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are | Alexanders Web Log

      […] You question yourself. You doubt your life. You feel miserable some days. This means you’re still open to growth. This means you can be objective and self-aware. The best people go home at the end of the day and think: “or… maybe there’s another way.” […]

    • https://scarcewarning805.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/20-signs-youre-doing-better-than-you-think-you-are/ 20 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are | Marcies Web Page

      […] You question yourself. You doubt your life. You feel miserable some days. This means you’re still open to growth. This means you can be objective and self-aware. The best people go home at the end of the day and think: “or… maybe there’s another way.” […]

    • https://scientificfaith47.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/20-signs-youre-doing-better-than-you-think-you-are/ 20 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are | Exciting Thoughts And Feelings

      […] You question yourself. You doubt your life. You feel miserable some days. This means you’re still open to growth. This means you can be objective and self-aware. The best people go home at the end of the day and think: “or… maybe there’s another way.” […]

    • https://pedrowells24.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/20-signs-youre-doing-better-than-you-think-you-are/ 20 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are – pedrowells24

      […] You question yourself. You doubt your life. You feel miserable some days. This means you’re still open to growth. This means you can be objective and self-aware. The best people go home at the end of the day and think: “or… maybe there’s another way.” […]

    • http://newsgrouphub.com/2017/01/22/20-signs-youre-doing-better-than-you-think-you-are/ 20 Signs Youre Doing Better Than You Think You Are – NEWS GROUP HUB

      […] question yourself. You doubt your life. You feel miserable some days. This means you’re still open to growth. […]

    • https://rvstoragetacoma.wordpress.com/2017/01/27/20-signs-youre-doing-better-than-you-think-you-are/ 20 Signs Youre Doing Better Than You Think You Are – Midland RV Boat Storage

      […] question yourself. You doubt your life. You feel miserable some days. This means you’re still open to growth. This […]

    • https://www.reddpress.com/best/182/20-signs-better-think/ 20 Signs You are Doing Better Than You Think You Are • ReddPress

      […] You question yourself. You doubt your life. You feel miserable some days. This means you’re still open to growth. This means you can be objective and self-aware. The best people go home at the end of the day and think: “or… maybe there’s another way.” […]

    blog comments powered by Disqus