Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.


When was the last time you attempted to get to know yourself really well?

Self-awareness is a crucial part of our personal development journey.

It’s a process that allows us to understand ourselves and choose which path to take.

Below, I have 30 questions to help you get to know yourself better.

We hardly spend the time on introspection owing to the endless distractions in our daily lives. Or maybe we’re avoiding it because we may not like what we see and learn about ourselves. Only when you know yourself well can you create a life that suits you.

There’s nothing worse than getting caught up in what others do or are good at.

The right answers are always within you. 

Grab your journal or notepad and pen, find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed, and work through these 30 questions to get to know yourself. Write your answers to each question quickly and honestly, and enjoy getting to know you. Discover the path you are meant to take.

The more you know yourself by answering these questions, the better choices you can make, thereby creating a better life. Don’t just read them through and think about them in your head. Writing them down gives you clarity, a better understanding, and clear direction.


30 Questions to Get to Know Yourself Well

1. On a scale of 1 to 10, how happy are you with your life right now? (10 being the highest)

2. In what area of your life do you feel the best and why?

3. In what area of your life do you feel the worst, and why?

4. When was the last time you laughed out loud? What and who made you laugh? What were you doing?

5. If money was no object, what would you do all day?

6. If you had 30 days left to live, what would you do?

7. Who is your mentor or hero? What do you admire about the person? If you have several, list them all, and write about the qualities that inspire you.

8. List three words that describe your character in your memoir.

9. What does your ideal day look like?

10. If you had the opportunity to teach, what would you teach?

11. If you could hire one person to help you, what would she help you with?

12. What was your favourite subject at school?

13. What three things do you think of the most each day?

14. What are you most proud of?

15. What are you most afraid of?

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16. Looking back at your future, what would you like to have started today?

17. What hardships or challenges did you overcome? And how did you do it?

18. What did you want to be when you were younger?

19. What one habit would you like to start?

20. What one bad habit would you like to break?

21. What makes you feel great about yourself?

22. What does success mean to you?

23. What excites you most and brings out the best in you?

24. What practical skill do you wish you had and why?

25. What blogs and books do you love to read?

26. What are the top 3 things on your bucket list?

27. When was the last time you lost track of time? What were you doing?

28. If you could solve one problem in the world, what would it be?

29. On your deathbed, what memory would you like to have?

30. How would you want to be remembered when you’re gone?

Final Thoughts

What’s important to you in your 20s may not be so in your 30s or 40s.

We change, grow, and evolve.

No matter what stage of life you’re at, knowing yourself well will help you make the right choices and guide you along the life path you are meant to take.

Check in on yourself regularly with these questions to get to know yourself and enjoy it more each time you do so.

Read your answers and see how you’re evolving.

Re-evaluate your routines, habits, goals, and dreams and live the life you are meant to live.

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  1. This is great! I’ve tried so many programs to clarify my goals, but this is so simple and succinct, yet covers it all. I particularly like the advice at the end, to periodically revisit the questionnaire and my previous answers, so I can make adjustments over time. I’ve shared this with both my grandsons, one who graduated last spring and the other who is graduating this spring from high school. I’ve also shared it with their dad, my son, whom I know will benefit from it as well.

    1. Hi Marcie, thank you for your kind words. “Simple and Succinct” is exactly what I wanted for my readers so I’m really happy you found it helpful clarifying your goals in that way. And thank you for sharing the post with your loved ones – what a beautiful soul you have! Wish you and the Marcie clan all the best! 🙂

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