Self-Assessment/evaluation is one of the most important internal tools needed for personal and often professional growth. It is not to be confused with situation or incident-evaluation. Self-Assessment is geared toward growth in areas of weakness and honing in on strengths and goals through intentional efforts. For personal use, its important to ask the right questions.
For example, if we are struggling with building and maintaining positive relationships then we would focus on what type of people we are gravitating towards, actions that deter people from us, and possibly asking others why they have decided not to remain close to us. The solution is not to blame others for not wanting to remain in a relationship, but try to understand why it is not occurring organically.
Another example, if we are unhappy with our spouses life and/or career it would be appropriate to seek understanding of what we actually want out of life and what actions can be taken to achieve it. Sometimes this calls for a change in career or profession and dissolving relationships in our lives. Most often it calls for understanding that external things cannot bring us lifelong happiness, but engaging in activities that bring us joy does. It is no one else's responsibility to make us enjoy life, that is a decision we must make for ourselves despite circumstance.
Lastly, when we begin to engage in self-assessment, we must be ready to be honest with ourselves and make intentional decisions that lead toward improvements over time. It is not a one-time thing that will magically improve who we are without increased efforts. Stay tuned for more next week as I will focus on self-assessment for low self-esteem with a free self-assessment template
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