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Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill: 28 self-analysis questions are necessary to effectively market your personal services. A yearly analysis should disclose a decrease in faults, and increase in virtues. We move ahead, standstill, or go backward in life.
To effectively market your personal services, one has to continually move forward even if the progress is slow.
Our objective should be, to move ahead. The 28 self-analysis questions will reveal whether progress has been made, and if so, how much. It will also reveal any backward steps one may have made.
It is important to make annual self-analysis at the end of each year, so that you can include any improvements which the analysis indicates should be made.
I recommend you take this inventory by asking yourself the following questions, and by checking your answers with the help of someone who really knows you and will not permit you to deceive yourself with the answers you provide.
Think and Grow Rich: 28 Self-Analysis Questions
Self-Analysis Questionnaire for Personal Inventory
1. Have I attained the goal which I established as my objective for this year? (You should work with a definite yearly objective to be attained as a part of your major life objective).
2. Have I delivered service of the best possible quality of which I was capable, or could I have improved any part of this service?
3. Have I delivered service in the greatest possible quantity of which I was capable?
4. Has the spirit of my conduct been harmonious and cooperative at all times?
5. Have I permitted the habit of procrastination to decrease my efficiency and if so, to what extent?
6. Have I improved my personality, and if so, in what ways?
7. Have I been persistent in following my plans through to completion?
8. Have I reached decisions promptly and definitely on all occasions?
9. Have I permitted any one or more of the six basic fears (poverty, criticism, ill health, loss or love of someone, old age, death) to decrease my efficiency?
10. Have I been either “over-cautious”, or “under-cautious”?
11. Has my relationship with my associates in work been pleasant, or unpleasant? If it has been unpleasant, has the fault been partly, or wholly mine?
12. Have I dissipated any of my energy through lack of concentration of effort?
13. Have I been open-minded and tolerant in connection with all subjects?
14. In what way have I improved my ability to render services?
15. Have I been intemperate in any of my habits?
16. Have I expressed, either openly or secretly, any form of egotism?
17. Has my conduct toward my associates been such that it has induced them to respect me?
18. Have my opinions and decisions been based upon guesswork, or accuracy or analysis and thought?
19. Have I followed the habit of budgeting my time, my expenses, and my income, and have I been conservative in these budgets?
20. How much time have I devoted to unprofitable effort which I might have used to better advantage?
21. How may I re-budget my time, and change my habits so I will be more efficient during the coming year?
22. Have I been guilty of any conduct which was not approved by my conscience?
23. In what ways have I rendered more service and better service than I was paid to render?
24. Have I been unfair to anyone, and if so, in what way?
25. If I had been the purchaser of my own services for the year, would I be satisfied with my purchase?
26. Am I in the right vocation, and if not, why not?
27. Has the purchaser of my services been satisfied with the service I have rendered, and if not, why not?
28. What is my present rating on the fundamental principles of success? (Make this rating fairly, and frankly, and have it checked by someone who is courageous enough to do it accurately).
If you want to be successful or move forward in life, you have to be able to take stock of your life. Are you were you want to be? If not, what changes do you need to or plan to make to get where you want to be?
After answering these questions honestly, you should be ready to create a practical plan for marketing your personal services.
If you want to be successful in any area of your life, take this questionnaire. The results will be of great value to you and others around you.
Have you answered these questions in the past, if you have, what did you find out about yourself that surprised you? Please share below.