A Self-Discovery Exercise

Recently at work, I was asked to fill out the following questionnaire for camaraderie building purposes. I found the questions, while light, a fun exercise for self-discovery. So give these questions a shot; post it or keep it private but have fun with it –

Who was your favorite celebrity as a child?

  • Jim Carrey because of Ace Ventura Pet Detective.

What type of pets do you have?

  • None. I’m not an animal lover. I know, I know… I receive an unreasonable amount of grief for this.

What is your favorite color?

  • Orange and Blue (Well aware this isn’t one color).

What is most memorable about your high school years?

  • The friendships formed with the guys I played football with. I couldn’t think of a more diverse group of people in one locker room – from race, religion, and socioeconomic status – and not once did it matter. I’m equally proud of seeing the men they have become.

What word describes you best?

  • Curious.

What is your greatest accomplishment?

  • Time will tell.

What drives you every day?

  • To be a better person than yesterday.

What is your favorite food?

  • Toughest one yet! Junk food – An Italian beef combo dipped; healthy food – protein shake.

Where do you want to retire?

  • What’s that?

Where do you like to vacation?

  • Colorado for skiing.

Who do you admire most?

  • Anyone with the courage to make the right decision regardless of how loud the criticism will be.

What is your life’s mission?

  • To become a person that can always make the right decision regardless of how loud the criticism will be.

If you were invisible, where would you go?

  • This one can get me in trouble…

What traits in others do you admire?

  • Humor, courage, loyalty, and sincerity.

What is the kindest thing anyone has done for you?

  • My parents leaving their home and loved ones in order to raise their children in the United States.

How do you want to be remembered?

  • As a good person who lived a LONG TIME.

What would you do with a million dollars?

  •  Invest wisely; then revisit the question asked earlier about retirement.

If you were on an island, who would you want to be with? Why?

  • An expert boat builder.

You have a 10 minute speech to a group of youth, what is it about?

  • It’s never too late…. You always think it is during the moment, but this is the worst advice you can give yourself. This reminds me of a Chinese proverb I love – “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
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