Are You Living Up to Your Full Potential?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
Did you finish high school?
Yes, a year early
Yes, on time
Yes, just barely
No

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How about college?
Yes, I have a PhD
Yes, I have a Masters
Yes, I have a Bachelors
Nope

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Do you ever forget to reply to an email?
Rarely
Only on purpose
Often
All the time

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How many times a week are you late for work?
Never
Once
Twice
I sometimes just don't go

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Medical conditions you can't control aside, do you feel satisfied with your health?
Yes, absolutely
Mostly
Sometimes
No, I am not in good shape

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How often do you exercise?
Daily
Three times a week
Sometimes I walk to work
Sometimes I walk to the water cooler

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Do you eat your fruit and veg?
Yes, I am a vegan
Yes, I eat a balanced omnivorous diet
I do, but I eat a lot of candy too
I only eat fried food

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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 cook
I order in
I grab McDonald's on the way home

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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

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Do you volunteer for charity ever?
Yes, I am a mentor and I donate to poor kids
I give a little money
I really should get around to that
No, I am too poor and busy

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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
I worry about it I guess
Nope

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Do you revise hard ahead of exams?
Yes, like a demon
Yes, mostly
I cram
No, I wing it

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Do you read more books than your work or studies require?
I read two books a week
I read one book a week
I read one book a month
I read Twitter

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Are you intellectually curious?
Yes, very
I think so
In certain areas
No, that's too much like hard work

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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
No, that's scary

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Do you question what you have been told?
All the time
Depends who said it
Only when it stops working for me
No, that's work I don't need

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Are you open-minded?
Yes, most of the time
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

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Do you use recreational drugs?
Never
I did as a college kid
I smoke a little dope
If it gets you high, I do it

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Do you ever eat more cookies than fit into whatever your current diet plan allows, cookie-wise?
No, the plan is the plan
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

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Do you sometimes forget to eat and then get low blood sugar?
No, that's dumb
Only if I am super busy
Only when I am on deadline and getting food is a hassle
Quite a lot, yes

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Do you work hard at your job, even though not all your efforts will be noticed?
Of course
No, only when it is noticed
I don't work that hard even if it is noticed
I specifically avoid working hard, ever

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Do you go for a promotion when you can?
I just got one, thanks for asking
I am planning to
I dare not, that's scary
Nah, that's just more responsibility

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Do you ask for what you are worth?
Yes, and I get it
Yes, but I fold under pressure and accept less
Yes, if I am encouraged enough
No, and I don't get it

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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
No, I'm too busy
I know all the gossip, that's helpful right?

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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?
I watch Fox News, so no

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Do you have a long term plan?
Yes, I am ahead of it
Yes, I am roughly in line with it
Yes, but I don't stick to it
No

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Do you say your goals out loud so you make them real?
Daily
Yes, but I felt silly so I stopped
No, that's dumb
I have no goals

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Do you have an accountability partner for fitness, career, or other goals?
Yes, one per project
Loosely, yes
That's a good idea!
No, then someone will know how lazy I am

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Do you consider yourself ambitious?
Yes, 100%
Yes, 90%
Sort of, maybe 50%
LOL no, I'm a 5%

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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
Yeah, mostly
Nah

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