Why You Need to Regularly Assess Your Skills

5 minutes

Today, I'm going to talk about why you need to regularly assess your skills. I think something that happens as we go through life and we come across a problem, we deal with it, we move on to the next problem or move on to the next thing. And now's the time of year where people are planning for the next year and not just out and looking back from the previous year.


And we tend to look at what we've done, what we've accomplished. And one thing that really needs to happen is to really assess what skills you have and what you've learned or what you need to change or what isn't useful anymore. And we don't do this enough. Anyone who wants to improve and prosper in your professional or your personal lives, you need to make time to assess your skills. And this can be an every quarter is a good way of doing it.


I mean, when you're an employer, you know, often employers will have a yearly assessment feedback, so on and so forth, to make sure that their employees are learning and growing with the new company. This is because it benefits the company as a whole. You know, if you improve your team, the company improves and the bottom line improves. And so whether you're an employee or an employer or just a solar panel, regularly assessing your skills is really important.


And so think think about these things. When you are assessing your skills, what can you do to improve your quality and speed? Productivity? Productivity is a crucial attribute for successful people. And to do this, you must improve your quality. And by doing so, you'll take less time doing things. After all, getting more done isn't good enough if it's not done well. Also, you know, when you're regularly assessing your skills, use it as a time to self reflect.


Self reflection is vital for successful career business life in general. It provides time to look within yourself and see where you can improve and what you've accomplished. So putting this in your calendar on a regular basis and making it a non-negotiable is a way of doing this. Now, when you are thinking about assessing your skills, also think about your strengths and how you can maximize those and all lead to new ones. Competing daily life stuff can make things easy to ignore what you are truly good at.


So reflecting and testing your skills and reassessing your abilities will allow you to focus even more on areas that you are great at, allowing you to perfect that skill even more. And on the flip side, of course, is also understanding your weaknesses and how to improve them. Just how looking back and reassessing your skills will highlight what your strengths are. It should also highlight what your weaknesses are, your shortcomings, and make them far more visible to you.


This is great because if it's done more than once a year, your ability to work towards bettering them or having a plan to mitigate your weakness. If you are a partner, if you are bad, a certain thing, you can outsource it or you can learn to make it better. Often, if you reassess this in a more regular basis, you'll figure out where that gap is. And outsourcing is fine. But the sooner you figure that out, the sooner you know things can balance out and work out better.


Also, when you are assessing your skills, it allows you to take education and learning into your own hands. It provides you the ability to be more self-aware and acknowledge your achievements as well as your failures, and also give you a clearer, more defined path to learn and develop yourself into personally and professionally. If you want to grow as a person and have a more successful career or business or, you know, work on your life goals, you need to continually make time to evaluate your abilities so that you know where to improve and where you lack.


You can go ahead and look for online skill assessments or personality tests. Ask friends and co-workers to assess you, look at past reviews, past things that you've said about yourself. These are just a few ways that you can get valuable feedback on your current abilities so that you can enhance your career, advance your business and accomplish your goals. Reviewing is crucial. Thank you for listening. This is janice@thecareerintrovert.com and helping you build your brand and grow your business.


Have a great rest of your day.


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