10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself To Find Out Who You Are

Do you want to find out more about who you are?


I’m asking because I know deep down inside that we all want to be better people, but sometimes we don’t know where to start.

I also realize it’s tough to change who you are without knowing who you are. You might not like some of the answers you find, but that’s okay. The first step is admitting that you have a problem and finding a solution.

This is where Morning Destination can help. This self-discovery process I have provided below will walk you through ten important questions that will help you learn more about yourself and your place in the world.

Use the questions to set goals, make changes, and become the best version of yourself. Also, take note of your responses and return every 6-12 months to reassess them and make changes if required.

1. How are you different from the person you were five years ago? Ten?

The only person you should measure yourself against is the one you were in the past. Take stock of your accomplishments and how far you’ve come. Are you pleased with yourself? What do you want to achieve over the next five or ten years? This question may assist you in gaining some perspective on your life and developing aspirations for the future.

2. What’s your favorite characteristic about yourself?

What do you love the most about yourself? Think beyond the physical or pick one physical thing and one character trait.

Why is this your favorite? What has it helped you attain or accomplish in life?

Is there another characteristic that you wish you had that defines you as much as this one?

What could you do to work on that and foster the growth of other characteristics that are important to you?

3. What do you contribute to others? The world?

What is your purpose in your family, your community, or your world at large? Start small.

What is your biggest contribution in your family or friend group? What is your contribution in the workplace?

How do you contribute to your city, state, or country? What are you doing to help improve life all over the world?

Think about this and what you would like to add to the list. Set attainable goals and research how to start working on achieving them.

4. What are some things you spend too much time on? What are some things you don’t spend enough time on?

What do you find yourself doing for hours on end that is unproductive or unenjoyable? How much time would you ideally be spending on that activity and what can you do to limit the time you are spending?

Next, think about what you would like to spend a lot more time doing. Are you able to give some time from the first activity to the second? How else could you make more time for this more valuable and pleasurable activity?

5. Who do you love the most?

Everyone deserves to be loved and cared for. In terms of caring, your family and friends should come first. List the individuals who are most important to you. Why is it that these people are so significant?

Have you told them how much they mean to you? Why not?

Find something kind to do or say to those on your list so that they know how important they are too you. You might find that one act of kindness brings more in return and strengthens your relationship even further.

6. What is something you’d love to learn or experience?

Make a list of five to ten things that you want to learn or experience in your life. Make sure you have a couple of short-term ideas and long-term ideas.

Once you have listed some goals, choose one or two and write down specific, concrete steps that will lead to achieving those goals.

Try to get started right away to keep your motivation up and follow through. When you complete the first goal get right into the next one!

It will make you feel great to accomplish these things that you have always wanted to do.

7. What do you need to heal from?

Think back into your past. What issue or trauma arises throughout life and weighs on you? How can you start to address these feelings and heal?

Write down some ideas and make an action plan to rid your life of the clouds that you have let follow you for too long.

Sometimes these things need to be addressed by a professional to fully confront them and heal yourself.

8. What is the biggest challenge you have overcome in life?

What challenge are you most proud of overcoming? What specific actions did you take to succeed? Take note of what worked for you and apply those strategies to future challenges.

Analyze why this was such a big challenge for you to overcome. Maybe there is some work you can do to make dealing with similar issues somewhat easier for you in the future.

9. What are your best memories?

Think back throughout your entire life and remember about what made you feel the most joy.

Who was involved? Are there certain people and places that stand out?

Those memories can help you discover what you really love and what makes you feel happy and fulfilled.

It’s probably impossible to recreate memories but you can try to bring similar joyful moments into your current life using those things that made you so happy in the past.

10. How do you want to be remembered?

We all want to leave this world having contributed something or being remembered by someone. Think about how you want to be remembered. Are you living up to those ideals?

Maybe there is someone who you should be spending more time with or goals and dreams you should start working towards.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life! Time to get started on making sure your life reflects what you stand for and leaves a lasting impression.

Final Thoughts

These ten questions should help you learn more about who you really are and where to make some changes if you feel like your current self doesn’t align with the life you want to live.

Focusing on introspection and learning more about yourself can help if you feel like you’re in a rut or just need some answers.

There are many other questions you can ask yourself if these go well for you and you want to dig deeper!