In Today’s world, most of us are so busy appraising others that we forget to look into our own self. Evaluation and judging others always bring in unhappiness while self-evaluation and improving our own self is the only key to happiness and success. Centuries ago, Aristotle coined a phrase – ‘KNOWING YOURSELF IS THE BEGINNING OF ALL WISDOM‘, which also means that ‘SELF-EVALUATION IS THE KEY TO ALL SUCCESS‘.
As we move forward in time, it becomes difficult to understand and evaluate our own self. We get busy in balancing our personal and professional life that we completely forget about ourselves but only knowing everything and everyone.
We underestimate ourselves when it comes to self-evaluation. But always keep in mind that nobody can assess you the way you can yourself. A person can improve his life, personal or professional if he/she can know himself/herself the best.
To understand and overcome your loopholes and to write your own success story, you need to evaluate yourself open-mindedly which will help you to reach your personal and professional goals.
Dust to dust
Ash to ash
It doesn’t matter who people think you are
It only matters if you know who you are
People may judge
But on the inside
We’re all the same
Our souls will leave our bodies
To live in a new one
It may take years to realize
Who you really are
Only to find out
You knew yourself all along
NEVER COMPARE WITH OTHERS
COMPARISON IS THE THIEF OF ALL JOY
We can never understand our own self and capabilities if we will compare ourselves with others. We are all powerful within, huge and strong that no one has the power to fight with us. When you compare yourself to others, you fail to acknowledge the choices you have. Rather concentrate on those choices and look for alternatives that work best for you.
Instead of comparing yourself to others, measure where you are now compared to a year ago and appreciate the progress you made or still making. Your purpose is to find your inner voice and make a mark on the world. Comparison eliminates the room for the things that make you unique and special.
CONQUER YOUR FEARS
IT IS NOT THE MOUNTAIN WE CONQUER BUT OURSELVES.
There comes a time when our worst comes out in front of us. So instead of being afraid to face our weaknesses, have guts to assess and destroy it from our self.
Visualize yourself performing with confidence in an area where you are fearful. Your subconscious mind will eventually accept that visual image as instructions for your performance. The way you see yourself, your self-image can be altered by feeding your mind the mental pictures of yourself performing at your best.
Read Dr. Joseph Murphy’s ‘THE POWER OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND’ to banish your fears, sleep better, enjoy better relationships and just feel happier.
BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF
JUST BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF. THAT OPENS THE DOOR.
One of the key elements to self-evaluate is to be very honest with yourself. A person should try to find out the most genuine feedback about one’s own self.
Prepare a list of all the negatives and all the positives. By being honest, you might want to have both the parts equal. While positive will keep you motivated, your negative’s will help and guide you in eradicating it. How much better off would we be if we could just be honest with ourselves?
LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF FROM OTHERS
WE ALL NEED PEOPLE WHO WILL GIVE US FEEDBACK. THAT’S HOW WE IMPROVE
The best way to know your assessment is by getting feedback from others. But always make sure you settle on a feedback from someone who is close to us. A bias-free feedback should consist of both the positive and negative feedback.
Make sure you listen to every feedback with a positive attitude. Also, feedback should be taken from different individuals or groups to whom you are connected – be it in school, university, work or home. Such feedbacks can be combined with our own assessment to get a broad view of things to improve or eradicate.
Although Self-evaluation is not easy, this post is an effort to make you feel the need of knowing yourself. An effort to overcome the loopholes in you. Thank You for reading!