The Benefits of Giving Yourself a Yearly Performance Review

In many jobs you are given a yearly performance review that lets you know how well you are performing. If you want to improve your life, you can greatly benefit from giving yourself a personal yearly performance review. I gave myself one at the beginning of this year and it has helped me countless times already.

 

Setting Up Your Personal Yearly Performance Review

Setting up your personal yearly performance review is quick and easy. Make a section for each area of your life you would like to improve (Body/Health/Fitness, Career, Relationships, Personal Growth, etc.) Then, give yourself a letter/number grade for how well you think you did for the year. Next, write down everything you did (or didn’t do) to achieve your goals in that area of your life. Finally, write down the goals you want to accomplish in that area of your life in the next year.

 

Be Your Own Tough, yet Fair Boss

When evaluating your performance in different areas of your life, the sweet spot you want to aim for is tough, yet fair. The more brutally honest you are in your self-assessment, the more accurate it will be. You will then have a much clearer picture of what you need to do to reach your goals.

 

Keep Yourself on Track

Let’s face it, with all of the distractions in the modern world and dealing with the daily grind, it can be hard to keep track of all the areas of your life you want to improve. By giving yourself a yearly performance review and referring back to it regularly, you can stay on track much easier.

 

Accelerate Your Progress with Monthly Performance Reviews

I have taken it a step further and give myself monthly performance reviews. It really helps to highlight glaring problems and bad habits that have developed over time. Every night, write down everything you did that day to work toward your goals.

 

Review, Adjust, Repeat

Every month go over everything you did, good and bad. Then reinforce the good actions, and work on eliminating the bad actions. Carry over goals month to month from your review in the form of a monthly plan, so you will know what to focus on each month.

 

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