8 Questions to Interview Yourself

Backstory from Beth: A while back I downloaded an e-book called Personal Development. The PDF document contains five articles from three top development blogs.  The link back to the ebook is  http://www.dragosroua.com/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2011/01/bestof.pdf.

The ebook was compiled by a man, who in his own words writes, “I am a citizen of the world, known by the name Dragos Roua.  I’m on a wonderful trip in which I discover, experience, share, seek and create many wonderful worlds.  I was born in a country called Romania a while ago, and I don’t know yet when and where I will die.

“From social experience I know that this specific physical trip will end somehow and someday.  Between my birth and my death this fantastic journey will spread.

On a more realistic approach, I’m a serial online entrepreneur, personal development fanatic, blogger, father, dreamer, risk taker.  I also think happiness is a process, not a goal.”

Now the Front Story

I’ve never met Dragos (although I sure hope to one day!) but I’m grateful that he generously offered one of his articles for reprint.  The article, called “33 Questions for an Interview With Yourself,” is dynamite, and is designed for a reader to thoughtfully craft responses to the questions as a way to understand herself and as a way for Dragos to get to know readers from all over the world.

Now, without further ado, I’d like to present eight of those questions and an invitation to respond to one or more.  Post your answers here or, if you’d rather, send an email response to me personally at bheretoday.bethw@gmail.com.  Either way, have fun, be mindful and more than anything, B Here with your words!

Question #1:  Do You Think You Are a Good Person?

Have you ever wondered what you think of yourself from this point of view?  Maybe we take it for granted that we are inherently good and all the other guys are wrong.  But is this really true?  Do you really think you are a good person?  Why?

Question #2:  How Old Are You?

You shouldn’t just open your ID and do some math.  It’s not the number of years since you’ve been born that matter here.  But mostly how old do you feel you are.  What’s your perceived age?  Because, believe it or not, this is your real age.

Question #3:  Do You Think You’re Strong?

I would be really curious to know the answer to this one. I love strong people.  They have this power to change their lives and to create incredible things.  What does “strong” mean to you?  It’s a question of force?  Or endurance?  Of speed?  Or intelligence?

Question #4:  What is Your Favorite Word?

You must have one; everybody does.  It might be the one you’re saying all day long without realizing or it might be something that really makes you feel good when you’re telling it.  Most of the time, there’s an unconscious link between your true self and this word.

Question #5:  What is the Best Thing That Could Happen to You Right Now?

In this exact context, what’s the only thing that could shift your entire existence if it were to manifest right now?  Many people tend to give a certain amount of money as a number, but in my experience this will only maximize the problems, not make them go away.

Question #6:  What’s the First Thing You Do in the Morning?

Just after you open your eyes.  Is it a thought?  Is it a gesture?  We all tend to create a morning routine and it seems that this routine is shaping our entire diurnal activity.  Have you ever thought what is the first thing you do in the morning?

Question #7:  Sum Up Your Life in One Sentence

If in the next 10 seconds your life will end, how would you describe it?  Just one sentence for your entire life.  Can you do that?  You only have 10 seconds, so you can consider this a speed question.

And finally, the eighth, and in my opinion, the best question:

What is Your No. 1 Question to God?

Yes, it’s your interview, but if you would be able to address one question to God, assuming He will answer you, what would that question look like?  What is the most important thing you want to know from God?

There you have it.  Eight questions.  Eight opportunities to share a bit of yourself with B Here Today.  I can’t wait to read your responses!

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Lisa Colgin says:

    Thank you for this! I’ll be conducting one interview per week for the next eight weeks!

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