PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT LAB
Magic Factory: MAD about Making A Difference
Change is Magic. Magic is Change.
“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness.
Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”
― August Wilson
“Accept yourself, your strengths, your weaknesses, your truths, and know what tools you have to fulfill your purpose.”
― Steve Maraboli
“It is important to measure ourselves at least once in life, undertake a personal odyssey
that constructs a clarifying prism of our being.”
― Kilroy J. Oldster
Developing means getting to know thyself.
Knowing thyself comes with assessment and self-assessment.
Consider your relevant strengths, your passions and fears, your desires and dreams.
What attributes do you already have that could help this goal become a reality? Are there any transferrable skills you could utilise? Knowing yourself means being aware of your eccentricities and idiosyncrasies, your likes and dislikes, and your tolerances and limitations.
Self-assessment can take place at almost any point in a person's life. Completing a self-assessment can assist in determining whether one is meeting personal or professional goals. As a learner, self-assessment may aid in the learning process. It can assist learners in realizing and learning from past mistakes, determining what course needs to be followed in continuing education and identifying strengths and weaknesses.
Participating in self-assessment can help to determine what factors should be considered surrounding a particular situation, such as what makes an employee successful in business or a student in academia. To perform a self-assessment, it is necessary to ask questions that receive an honest answer. Some items included in a self-assessment are developing a priority list; generating a goal list; analyzing past performance at work, in school or in relationships; and assessing thoughts, feelings, actions and behaviors to determine why a certain reaction to a situation occurred and if it was the best way to react.
Identifying your skills is an important part of your eventual career exploration process. Knowing what skills you possess, enjoy, and excel at can help you find occupations that align with your strengths. Self-assessment can help you discern what skills you may need to develop in order to succeed in a given field. Additionally, being able to articulate your skills is required for any job application process, from developing your materials to interviewing.
Probing your own strengths and weaknesses will clarify what the best next step is and how you can develop. It will also tell you more on where you would like to work and where you would be able to prove yourself most. Knowing your personal strengths and weaknesses can give you a lot of insights in understanding and changing yourself. And it will help you to make the right decisions. Identifying your strengths can also lead you to potential areas for improvement.
Assessing your inner magic is an essential part of the journey to personal development strategy-building and success planning.
Learn the best self-assessment strategies on your personal strengths and weaknesses.