18 Questions To Get To Know Yourself Better
Be honest with yourself about who you are
Do you ever ask yourself why most of successful people in the world are traveling quite happy through life?
The direct answer to that is because they know themselves quite well and think things through about who they are and what they exactly want from life.
It really can bear fruit being honest with yourself while taking time to interview yourself about life.
When I started my own business in 1989 with my husband; I was the one mapping out our future strategy which was backed up with dozens of questions I asked ourselves. That’s how I gained a clear vision on how our small business could grow as young newly entrepreneurs.
Unfortunately in 1993 I got sick and by the time it was 1999 we had debts due to medical costs and lost of business focus. What consequently caused me to drift off majorly.
Eventually I got introduced to tarot in 2007 which forced me to ask all kind of questions about my life and why it was we weren’t successful anymore.
It took me another 13 years to get to the root of my honesty and did I force myself to ask harder and clearer questions. The clearer the questions, the clearer the answers will be.
Of course you can make up a thousand relevant questions like how many apples you can staple on your head while taking the ultimate selfie, ‘does my cat like me’ or ‘how many strings of spaghetti do fit in my mouth’.
But I have chosen a couple other good ones for you.
Besides that asking questions is an important matter for yourself it is also interesting to hear other people’s stories. What can you learn from them? What benefits can it add to your life.
Interview stalker/microphone addict
When I was a small kid, three/four years old (1969/70), I was the type of child who wanted to know everything. My father was always active with his film camera and was also in possession of a magical big tape recorder.
At the end of the sixties, in the early ‘70s, it was considered a luxury asset, but still my father let me play with it once in a while. The best part was that a cool microphone was part of the recorder, and for some strange reason I loved microphones. Plus I could poke the object in every bodies eyes, ears and nose.
There weren’t yet many television programs at that time, but if there was, I always saw someone standing with one of these things in his hand presenting and interviewing, and I loved it.
So armed with my microphone, I was running around the house stalking my dad, but especially my mom, to then fiddle the magic thing under her nose. A questioning bombardment was the result; I asked every question I could come up with, but most of the time issues I wondered and I wanted to know something about. I was driving my mother bananas with my interviews.
Despite the fact that many people unfortunately are not interested in their fellow man anymore and mainly are self-centered; I am always interested in people. I always want to know everything: what does he/she/it thinks of life, how does he/she/it experiences things, why making certain decisions, what he/she/it learned and thinks is important in life and of course the most important question of all: how to make a selfie while being stuck with one leg in the toilet and free yourself from the cat who is pulling your hair because there is a piece of dried fish snack stuck in it. And also how do they overcome this sort of trauma. Train of thoughts from people I always find most interesting to hear.
That’s why the life questionnaire below is the following: are you prepared to fill it out? Maybe when I’ll give you a check? But of course I won’t do that haha. Let me know if you are interested. It’s free to go anonymously. Of course, you don’t have to answer all the questions; pick out these questions that you think is most logical for yourself and show yourself without a mask!
I’ll go first:
Tell me who you are and what profession you have?
Celesta, born in 1966, entrepreneur since 1989 and www.celesta.nl
What did you want to be when you were little?
Filmmaker, director, screenwriter or interviewer (with a microphone). From the age of 4 (1970) I wanted to be this. For ten years long, I fantasized every night before I went to bed what my movies were going to be about and how I would film them with my father as a camera man.
Did you become that? Or why not?
No, I’m afraid I didn’t. I had no idea where to start on becoming that. I don’t know why I wanted to be this, I just felt it. I didn’t say anything to my parents, I didn’t dare, so I kept my mouth shut.
All I knew was that you should be in Hilversum (Hollywood of Holland) for film or TV and my mom told me that that was way too far and that it was just for the people who lived there. Then the story stopped for me. For unknown reasons, I never tried to do my best again.
Later I produced for Kids TV News and filmed many well-known people (with a real professional television camera). That compensated for my dream wish.
You’d rather be a child or a grown-up?
I would have liked to stay a child. I liked that much more; especially the state of being careless; moreover, I generally don’t like adult people that much because they take life too serious.
Has life become what you expected?
What’s been disappointing to you so far in life?
I used to think grown up people would be wise, but it seems that it is not, most of the time. And that people in general would be nice; which mostly isn’t also really the case.
What is the most fun, most beautiful (or most special) thing you’ve been through?
The first moment I held daughter after she was born. Another moment is when my daughter (at 16y) had made and showed a hyper photo-realistic drawing created out of the blue without having had any lessons. And when she was 26 years old, again made headlines but now by creating 2 hyper photo-realistic drawing simultaneously with 2 hands.
What did you learn about yourself in life?
That it’s not a good idea doing things with the speed of light. That I have to act calmer instead of acting like a crazy roly-poly.
What else would you like to learn?
That sometimes I would like to be a little less enthusiastic about things.
What does ‘stress’ mean to you?
I am your perfect Mrs. Stress Tornado. I used to get stressed out from everything and nothing. It ruled my life. It even destroyed my life. My health and then my life. The most stress I get from money and health related issues. If you want to know more about that: than read my future book.
What’s your talent?
I should have been a professional football player (like my grandfather). When I was a kid, I was a great player, and I still get to hear that from people. I would not know what else; maybe my “creativity” I always come up with something new and creative. But I can also work out things systematically very well.
Is there something like “fate” for you?
That is a difficult question; I am not yet sure how that works, but I think everyone has a certain (partly) fixed fate.
What can we wake you up for?
Pizza ai quatro formaggi. It’s more like “what could you wake me up for”, because unfortunately I’ve become severe allergic to cheese.
What do you think is important in life?
People being kind to each other.
Do you ever help your fellow human and how?
I always keep my eyes and ears open to people having problems of some sort. Where it is possible I help them out.
I also am Tarot reader (since 2007) and occasionally do Tarot cards free of charge for people and I’m always getting a positive response. People are always happy to have been helped by me.
What’s the most important advice you’d like to give a younger one?
Follow your heart and look closely at what your talent is and use it. I have always said that to my daughter.
What else could you do for someone else?
I’m writing a book again and I want to share my ridiculous absurd life experiences and tips. And to provide solutions that regular health care does not.
What are your wishes / goals for the next future?
That I can be 100% healthy and fit.
Now it’s your turn.
This is the question list and let me know if you’re in for it. I’ll showcase you on Celesta.nl.
- Tell me who you are and what profession you have?
- What did you want to become when you were little?
- Did you become that? Or why not?
- You’d rather be a child or a grown-up?
- Has life become what you expected?
- What’s been disappointing to you so far in life?
- What is the most fun, most beautiful (or most special) thing you’ve been through?
- What does ‘stress’ mean to you?
- What did you learn about yourself in life?
- What else would you like to learn?
- What’s your talent?
- Is there something like “fate” for you?
- For what can we wake you up for?
- What do you think is important in life?
- Do you ever help your fellow human and how?
- What’s the most important advice you’d like to give a younger generation?
- What are your wishes and e.g. goals for the future?
- What else could you do for someone else?
If you are prepared to answer some of these Life Questions; please let me know and drop me a line: