Annual review time.
Just the words make many of my clients groan. Sometimes it seems to rate just above a root canal in terms of things they enjoy doing!
You may feel overwhelmed by the thought of summing up an entire year of professional accomplishments in one document. Or maybe you feel like you’re bragging about what you’ve done.
It doesn’t have to be this hard.
Step by step
The key is breaking your review into manageable steps. This week, we’re going to focus on positive self-reflection.
Why do we start here? Earl Nightingale says it best:
The mind is like a farmer’s field.
It doesn’t care what we plant, success or failure,
a concrete, worthwhile goal or confusion…
But what we plant, it will return to us.
A positive assessment will build momentum towards that promotion or raise. That’s right. I am talking to you. Your promotion or raise. So we start off with some positive self-acknowledgement.
Why not? Using positive reflection forces you to self acknowledge your recent accomplishments. By taking the time for positive reflection, you create momentum from place of positive energy.
Let’s Get Started
Open your favorite writing software, get out a piece of paper, or download the worksheet here. Now list your accomplishments from this past quarter. For each accomplishment, note why it was an accomplishment, your goals for making further progress, and one specific action you’ll take to move it forward.
That’s the first step.
Next week we’ll show you how to use this information to prepare a strategy for your next performance review.