Written by Ken Bernock
How you rate yourself is important. We all do it in our own ways. You might not even realize you do it, but you do.
We rate ourselves in different areas of our lives, then calculate our total/final grade. Almost like a report card. We do this at least once a year. I find people who are more successful and have a life plan do it more frequently.
Of course, some part of our lives matter more than others, but each individual part gets a grade. I also find that many people care more about grades in areas that don’t match up with their life goals or their priorities.
There’s no wrong or right answer here. It’s your life. The point is, how do you grade yourself? How often do you do it? What grades do you care about more than others, and do they match up with your dreams and the path you want to take in life?
Some examples of how people rate themselves:
- How many twitter followers and Facebook friends they have. How many mentions and likes they get.
- How many phone calls and text messages sent to their phone on a daily basis.
- Income achieved over a month or year
- How many partners they’ve had
- How long they have been with one partner
- How many kids they have
- The place they live
- What kind of car they drive
- What kind of computer or phone they use
- How happy they are on a daily basis
- How close they are to their family
- How many books they read or how much tv they watch
- How much they weigh or how they feel about themselves in the mirror in the morning
- The number of people who inspire them or challenge them that they’ve brought into their life
- The amount their business has grown
- The number of subscribers their blog has achieved
- The number of wins or championships their team has obtained
- The number of stuff they have untethered from
The list above was created based off observations made from conversations I’ve had with different individuals last week. As I look over the list I agree with some, and some to me personally mean nothing. But we’re all different, and that’s what makes us all unique.
How do you rate yourself?
I’ve been a little distant as of late and I’m sorry for that. If you haven’t heard I’m currently working on a new project. You can find out more here. I have learned a great deal starting this project and I plan on writing my findings soon in the next couple posts. Stay tuned!