Personal Analysis Tips You Should Do in 2021
These are personal analysis tips you should do in 2021. Hello everybody, this is Samuel Balaoro, and welcome to The BE Mindset Group. We are nearing the end of January and many people have already failed their New Year’s Resolutions. I wasn’t too surprised because most people who make those resolutions will tend to fail them.
Now there’s nothing wrong with failing your resolutions, but if you’re here then I’m assuming you want to make a real change in your life. However, if you’re going to do this, then you better do it right. It all starts by giving yourself a personal analysis.
Why Should I Do a Personal Analysis?
Doing a personal analysis is like anything else you are analyzing for. You would analyze something to keep track of where it started to where it is now or in the future. Having detailed analytics can show you things that are done well and things that need improvements.
This is the same with a personal analysis. If you want to make changes to anything about yourself, you must first record your starting point. That way, you can keep track of whether or not you are improving. For example, you keep track of your physical health and fitness. If you are trying to lose or gain weight, want to build bigger muscles, have better dietary nutrition, then you have to record your starting point to see change.
How to Do a Personal Analysis
There are many ways to do a personal analysis. For today, I will be talking about SWOT. If you don’t know what that means, SWOT stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. I won’t get into much detail about it, so I’ll leave a link here and one below for you to learn more.
I see most people using this method for analyzing business ideas before they start. SWOT can be divided into two sections; internal or the things from within, and external or the outside forces. The strengths and weaknesses are considered internal, while opportunities and threats are external. You can use SWOT for anything, but for right now, I will show you how to use it for your personal analysis.
Making Your Personal Analysis With SWOT
If you want to have an actual SWOT table for your personal analysis, then draw a box and label them. Starting from the left box write, “Strengths”. From there, do one for Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.
I consider the internal section, which are strengths and weaknesses, easy to understand but hard to do. The idea is simple, make a list of your strengths. What makes it hard is that you must be brutally honest with yourself. It’s easy to write down things that you think are your strengths, but in reality, it’s not.
Just try your best to answer it with full honesty. Usually, you know it’s your strength if people compliment you about it. However, take that with a grain of salt because they can say those things about you for multiple reasons.
This has the same concept as your strengths. You can write down things you think are your weaknesses, but really they’re not. Honesty will be your best friend for this.
What I found interesting is that people who are not positive minded are able to write down their weaknesses more easily than their strengths. Now, if you feel like you are going through personal problems, then seek professional help. Like what I’ve said earlier, what you may think are your weaknesses are not your weaknesses. Sometimes what you may think are your weaknesses are really your strengths, so be honest when you write them down.
We’ve reached the external portion of the table. These are the things from what’s around you that can affect you for better or worse. In opportunities, you write down all the opportunities that you have.
Your opportunities can come in many ways. One can be working for your physical health. Maybe it can be career opportunities. You might decide to go to school. Anything you consider as an opportunity should be written down in this portion.
Like how opportunities can come from your surroundings, so can threats. Write down the threats that can hinder you from your opportunities and goals. And do not just write down, “everything around me”. Write actual details about your threats.
Maybe there’s something that can threaten your physical health. Sometimes it can be financial threats that are also hurting you mentally and emotionally. It could also be the environment that you surround yourself with. Write as many as you can and don’t be afraid of them. Seeing many threats can paralyze a person from moving forward, but look at it as a stepping stone for reaching the higher goal in the end.
What to Do Once You Finish Your Personal Analysis
Once you’ve filled everything with the best of your ability, it’s time to study your personal analysis. This will be a chart you will always look back to throughout the months and years. Look at your strengths and see where you can double down on to master it. Analyze your weaknesses and work on improving yourself.
See the opportunities you’ve written down and take action on them. Have awareness of the threats that can hinder you from your goals. Your personal analysis will be there as a reminder of where you are now, and in the future, where you started from.
Having a personal analysis is great for showing you where you are right now. It brings awareness to every part of you. If there are things you want to change, then change them. If you fail to change them in the future, that’s okay, keep trying. The journey of personal development is not an easy path that ends. It’s a long and crazy road that lasts forever.
Thank you for joining us today. If you’ve reached the end of the article, then we have a gift for you. We have a free personal analysis template that you can download by clicking here. Take the time to fill it up honestly and keep it with you to look back to for future reference. If you find this useful, comment “Change” in the comment section below so we know who you are.
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