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Self Analysis by Napoleon Hill

As many of you may know, Napoleon Hill wrote a book long ago, titled Think & Grow Rich, which inspired many of the top successful people who are now mentors, public speakers and gurus, guiding and leading the way in self-mastery and business. When you take "inventory" of yourself annually, as suggested by Napoleon Hill, you will discover the progress you have made, as well as any regress.

By asking yourself the following questions, (and afterward, asking someone you trust, who will not allow you to be dishonest with yourself, to help you check your answers for accuracy), you will have a good perspective on where you are and what goals you need to set for the upcoming year.

The idea of life is to reach your fullest potential, be your Highest Self + ultimately LIVE YOUR DREAM!

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 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 service?

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 guess-work, or accuracy of 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.)

Once you have completed this questionnaire, I recommend getting into a comfortable position, playing some soothing music, in a space that feels sacred to you, and meditating on all that you have just revealed. Processing this information will allow you the space and time to allow ideas to flow in on ways to make improvements in certain areas.

Inner reflection is a good thing, it is what promotes growth and expansion, so be gentle with yourself when you do an analysis like this. Remember to be self-loving, not self-loathing. You want to focus on the good, while shining a light of awareness on the areas that need a bit more attention, patience and practice.

"Be The Change~Live The Dream"




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