243. A Self-Assessment

I decided to take a self-assessment of my life.

While re-reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki suggested to assess where you are in life by asking yourself what is currently working and not working in your efforts. 

Not only did I want to do this, but I wanted to take it a step further and incorporate Dr. Eric Thomas's instruction from the Stay Ready Conference, and list different areas of my life and rate them to see where I am and come up with an action plan to make changes.

Here are the categories I started with for my self-assessment:

  1. God

  2. Husband

  3. Health

  4. Family

  5. Money/Finances

  6. Career

  7. Business

  8. Education

  9. My Mind

  10. Charity/Giving

  11. Personal friendships

  12. Business relationships

  13. Personal fulfillment

On a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the highest, I wrote a rating and made comments about why I gave myself the particular number. 

Here's an example of the first category:

  1. God: 3 -- This should be a 5. Although I am in constant prayer, real worship has decline with my new business obsession. I am not consistent when it comes to church attendance, my Bible reading is off and on, and I need to be better with giving the first fruits of my increase to the Lord. I also need to obey his voice immediately and not hesitate!

I did that for every category and something interesting happened:

I realized that I was the reason for a lack of fulfillment in life.

I do not have anything on the list that is rated above a 3. I also have several categories rated a 0 and a few a -1. Why? I realize after really looking into them, that I'm not really putting forth a whole lot of physical effort. I tend to think more than I do. 

THIS HAS GOT TO STOP.

So, I went through and came up with an action plan for each category, and the following day I started off fresh by getting in my word, listening to a sermon, and cleaning my house!

I'm telling you, little actions will completely change your entire life, and I realize that this was a fantastic exercise to get me on track. If I know what I'm lacking in life, I can put more effort into seeing my desires come to fruition. But, I need to put in the work. 

This is not easy, but I have to do it. If I want my life to change, I have to be willing to take those small steps.

Have you done any self-assessments? What does it look like for you?