Conduct Thorough Self-Evaluations

Evaluating yourself is difficult. Honestly assessing what you did or did not achieve can be uplifting or deflating, but it’s very necessary. A true internal discussion of your constant development can help you grow beyond limitations. Intentionally working on a self-evaluation creates great self awareness.

Gather a listing of your professional or personal goals

A list of your goals is very important to evaluation. Goals become targets for assessment. Your list determines the next steps for a thorough eval. The goals you set should be attainable but challenging and require focus areas of growth.

Support each goal with quantity or quality

Each of the goals from the previous step requires specific support to have a goal met. The support should be quantitative (numbers/data) or qualitative. Quantitative support is clearer to identify and prove for anyone who may see your evaluation. Qualitative support is more difficult to prove but often leads to greater growth. Carefully use both to support goal achievement.

Analyze the results of previous steps

Once you have fully supported your goals, you should take a deeper look into the achievement of your goals. Critically analyze the support you have for met goals and be honest with yourself. The outcome of the evaluation will yield the ability to correctly assess where you are, and where you can go.

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