[Manifesto] The Self-Reflection Manifesto

The last one for now. This is the manifesto I’m most proud of so far. :) Took me over a day to create it, and lists the top questions from 101 Important Questions To Ask Yourself in Life. You probably want to hang this up and reflect over a random question a day. 21-Day Journaling Challenge participants would love this:

The Self-Reflection Manifesto (Click image for larger version)

Read the full article: 101 Important Questions To Ask Yourself in Life

Get this as a posterpostcard and laptop sleeve at the Personal Excellence Gift Shop for yourself or as a gift for a friend/family!

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PS: FYI – Today is actually the third year anniversary for PE (Dec 14, 2008 was when I first started the site). Nothing fancy for this year’s anniversary, just lots of quiet happiness and appreciation of how far we’ve come. I reckon I’ll share more in the annual roundup post I do at the end of every year. So happy anniversary to PE! :D


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  • http://bilal-kamoon.blogspot.com/ Bilal Kamoon

    Wow this is really amazing! :D
    Too bad it’s the last one though ):

    • http://bilal-kamoon.blogspot.com/ Bilal Kamoon

      yeah and happy anniversary! :D

      • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

        Last one for now anyway. ;) Thanks Bilal!

  • http://BredouAlbanBrice.com Alban Brice

    Bravo, Celes and Happy anniversary to PE.

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Thanks Alban. :D

  • J

    Yep, Happy Anniversary, Celes! :)

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Thank you J! :D

  • Kamal

    Wow….Celes, I must say this one is the best of all your manifestos. It looks simple but not easy to make. I can understand lot of hard work has been done by you to make this manifesto. :)

    Happy anniversary to “PE” and hats off to you dear Celes. :)

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Thank you so much Kamal – I’m glad you like this manifesto. :D It did take quite a lot of work, but it’s all worth it when I see readers “liking” the post and sharing it with others, plus also reading all your feedback. Thank you guys for being who you are. :hug:

  • Charles Cave

    Brilliant.design!

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Thanks Charles! :D

  • Susan

    I like this one. I will definately be working on some of these questions! Thanks for giving us this gift. I do have a few minor suggestions. If you darken the gray lines that make up the boxes, it will be easier to read the questions that wrap around inside a box. Also, one question has a grammar (tense) issue. “If you have 1 million dollars what would you do with it?” should be “If you HAD 1 million dollars what would you do with it?” [I don't mean to be picky. I'm a professional editor and can't help myself.] :)

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Hey Susan, thanks for your suggestions! I left the borders light intentionally as they’ll look obtrusive otherwise. Also they’ll bring the attention to the lines vs. the text, which should be the main focus of the poster (I was intending not to put the lines even; just placed them there to increase readability). Thanks for the tip regarding the grammar – I’ll correct it now.

      Separately, while we’re on English errors (and since you mentioned you’re a professional editor), not sure if you’re aware of the misspelling for “definately” or if it was a typo? It should be “definitely” – it’s quite a common spelling error. Not sure how it came to be so commonly misspelled – probably because how it sounds like when it’s pronounced?

      • http://www.CoachingWithChristina.com Christina

        Hi Celes,

        I noticed the grammatical issue of “have” the million dollars too, but I assumed it was intentional as it is better for all of us to think in terms of “having” it rather than having “had” it or wishing for it. So it may be fine as is…

        • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

          Hey Christina! I have the same sentiments actually – A part of me did want to set it as “have” because it sounds more rooted in reality. I think I’ll change it back to “have” instead. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

          Update: Ok, changed it back to “have” vs. “had”. :D The thought of having one million dollars is in our reality. ;)

          • http://www.CoachingWithChristina.com Christina

            Yay! :)

      • Susan

        You are so right about the spelling error Celes. I generally have a much lower level of perfection for writing informal posts such as facebook or blog feedback or emails to friends. I spend more time perfecting published articles or final reports. I suspect your readers are very forgiving of typos or grammar erros in this forum. I agreed with your series on perfectionism. Perfection isn’t always worth the time. However, I have a feeling that on some level you are responding to my suggestion with a defense mechanism called “discrediting the source”, by wanting to point out my mistake. I don’t claim to be perfect. I was just trying to help. I won’t send you any more grammar suggestions if it makes you feel hurt or uncomfortable. [I hope I didn't spell anything wrong this time.]

        • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

          Hi Susan, interesting that you felt that way, as that wasn’t where I was coming from at all? I’m not sure how you got the impression – I thought since you mentioned that you’re a professional editor that I’d point out the spelling mistake, as you might appreciate it in the way I appreciated you pointing out the grammar mistake. I get comments that correct my content/grammar/spelling on an on-off basis and it’s not a big deal to me – I don’t see it as an attack on my writing and I see it as a good thing because it’s helping me to improve. I’m sorry if you felt bad from the comment, because that wasn’t even in my intention.

  • Andreea

    Yayyy, Happy Birthday from all my heart, dear Personal Excellence (Blog)!! :clap: I wish you many, many happy years to come, millions and millions of readers and friends and all the recognition and accomplishments that you deserve and everything you desire! :hug:
    You`re one of my most favorite places on the Internet and so dear to my heart, I love you! :heart: I`ll always be grateful for being able to find you, for everything I`ve discovered and learned thanks to you and for all the extraordinary moments spent here.. and mostly thank you for bringing the angel that is Celes into my life :heart: and for all the help and inspiration and happiness you`ve been given to me in the last year and a half – you improved so much my life!

    And Celes.. this is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! :heart: :clap: I love the colors sooo much and the design is truly fabulous :clap: It`s not only inspiring, but also so nice and funny to discover each question from it, I can`t wait to print it and watch it day after day – thank you soo much for it :hug:

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Dearest Andreea, thank you for your kind words! :D I continue to feel blessed today that you (along with all the other readers) somehow found your way to PE and that our paths in life have intertwined so beautifully together. I still hope to be able to come to Romania one day and visit you – I think that will be such a beautiful day when it happens. :heart: Until then, I will find gratitude in being able to connect with you via the site.

      And thank you for your kind words about the poster! I’m very glad you like it. I have set it as my wallpaper in fact – it’s great to have it as a reminder. I think it’ll look great on your wall for sure. :D

  • http://love-whisperer.blogspot.com/ Asni

    This is the best, Celes! I really love this one and I will want to share it in my blog.

    Thank you for taking the time to create this masterpiece. I will also print this out to paste in my school library and at home to share with my son.

    Thank you for your dedication and passion in growing one of the top personal development site in the world. :clap: Might I add, that I am so proud of you (being fellow Singaporean and all that!) ;)

    Happy third Anniversary to PE and you! :dance:

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Hi Asni, thank you! I think that’s a great idea to print it out and put it up in the school library – definitely a great thought provoker for the kids! And thanks so much for wanting to share it on your blog too – I really appreciate it.

      Thank you *so much* for your support all this while – I will continue to work hard and put my heart and soul into PE. :D

  • Deepshikha Sharma

    Happy Anniversary Celes :)

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Thanks Deepshikha. ;) It’s not just for me though; it’s an anniversary for all of us. :D

  • http://www.greatlifeblog.wordpress.com Amanda

    Happy third anniversary Celes! :clap:

    Love this manifesto. My favourite one is still the relationships one, but this comes a VERY close second. ;)

    Since this is the last manifesto for now I’d like to say thanks for giving me the inspiration to create my own one. :D (I have a collection of 20 questions I ask myself weekly that I made into a manifesto!)

    • Susan

      Amanda, I would love to read the 20 questions if you choose to share. My favorite 2 questions are “Where are you going?” and “What are you doing?” It goes much deeper than it sounds on the surface.

      • http://www.greatlifeblog.wordpress.com Amanda

        Hi Susan!

        Thanks for your interest ;) . The post is due to come out on 14 Feb but I figured it’s okay for you (and other readers of PE) to see it first.

        http://greatlifeblog.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/questions-galore/

        Hope you like it! (The manifesto is inside the post as well)

        • http://www.greatlifeblog.wordpress.com Amanda

          Oops. The post must be fully published before you can see it. Only I, logged in, can see the post.

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Thank you, Amanda! :D Glad that it inspired you to make yours. That’s amazing you have a set of questions you ask yourself on a weekly basis. I can imagine it must be invaluable for your day-to-day growth. :D

  • http://www.CoachingWithChristina.com Christina

    REally beautiful Celes! That is quite the finale! :)

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Thanks Christina! :D

  • AH888

    LOVE this!!! Great colors, really dynamic, very cool.

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Thanks AH888. :D

  • Kimberly

    I love this one! I printed it and put it in my day planner, as well as the 8 Habits one. Thanks for creating these! :D

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Awesome – no problem Kimberly! :D

  • mary_sagat

    Hi!!! Thanks a lot for the amazing job you are doing !!! All your articles are indeed inspiring! So there are already articles on movies, graduation speeches and advertisements. I thought maybe we can discuss inspiring books in this blog, too. Thanks a lot again!

    • http://personalexcellence.co Celes

      Thanks! :D I’ll put that into consideration – Had plans to do a list post on that a while back but never got around to doing it.