Are You Living Up to Your Full Potential?
By: Zoe Samuel
About This Quiz
While it's OK to rest on your laurels sometimes, a rewarding life will mean pushing your limits. Are you sailing along comfortably, striving hard, or something in between?
Did you finish high school?
Do you ever forget to reply to an email?
How many times a week are you late for work?
I sometimes just don't go
Medical conditions you can't control aside, do you feel satisfied with your health?
No, I am not in good shape
How often do you exercise?
Sometimes I walk to the water cooler
Do you eat your fruit and veg?
Yes, I eat a balanced omnivorous diet
I do, but I eat a lot of candy too
At the end of a long day, do you cook or order in?
I don't have to cook, I did all my meal prep on Sunday
I grab McDonald's on the way home
If you meet someone you would like to date, what do you do?
Ask them out - that's easy
Ask them out, but in a really roundabout way
Put myself nearby and hope they ask me out
Tell everyone but do nothing
Do you volunteer for charity ever?
Yes, I am a mentor and I donate to poor kids
I really should get around to that
No, I am too poor and busy
Do you do anything for the planet in the course of a day?
Yes, I limit my use of plastic, I use public transport, and I do not eat meat
I turn everything off when I leave the room
Do you revise hard ahead of exams?
Do you read more books than your work or studies require?
Are you intellectually curious?
No, that's too much like hard work
Subject to your financial means, do you travel?
Yes, to new and exotic places
Yes, to places that are not too far or weird
Yes, to the same place often
Do you question what you have been told?
Only when it stops working for me
No, that's work I don't need
Are you open-minded?
Yes, unless it's a field I am an expert in
No, that would mean rethinking things too often
Yes, I can't be bothered to think too hard
Do you use recreational drugs?
If it gets you high, I do it
Do you ever eat more cookies than fit into whatever your current diet plan allows, cookie-wise?
Yes, if someone took the trouble to make them
Yes, if they are good cookies
Yes, if they are cookies, because all cookies are the best cookie
Do you sometimes forget to eat and then get low blood sugar?
Only when I am on deadline and getting food is a hassle
Do you work hard at your job, even though not all your efforts will be noticed?
No, only when it is noticed
I don't work that hard even if it is noticed
I specifically avoid working hard, ever
Do you go for a promotion when you can?
I just got one, thanks for asking
Nah, that's just more responsibility
Do you ask for what you are worth?
Yes, but I fold under pressure and accept less
Yes, if I am encouraged enough
Do you do anything to help in your community, like sit on your building's condo board or keep an eye on your neighbor's pets when they go away?
Yes, all of the above and I'm planting a garden for the community too
Yes, a couple things like that
I know all the gossip, that's helpful right?
Do you know what's going on in the world, generally speaking?
Of course, you have to know to be an informed citizen
I read one paper from each side of the political spectrum, to get the real truth
I watch cable news, which is like totally adequate for that, right?
Do you have a long term plan?
Yes, I am roughly in line with it
Yes, but I don't stick to it
Do you say your goals out loud so you make them real?
Yes, but I felt silly so I stopped
Do you have an accountability partner for fitness, career, or other goals?
No, then someone will know how lazy I am
Do you consider yourself ambitious?
Do you believe the best things in life are win-win?
It's not a question of believing, they are!
Experience suggests I should, so yes