Do you have the habit of reviewing/checking/critiquing/measuring?

If you do not review or measure your progress, you will never get anything done. Even if you manage to get things done, you may end up doing things that may not get you too far.

I have been doing some serious thinking these days to add some formal review/critiquing mechanism to my personal life too; Even though, I am more right brained than left brained, a metrics/review/critique driven life can definitely help me.

What are the areas in life that you should measure or review?
Let me draw up a list here, at random:
  1. Savings in the bank

  2. Weight

  3. Pursuit to specific goals

  4. Meditation-your spiritual life

  5. Time you spend with your spouse

  6. Time you spend with your daughter/son

  7. Vacation

  8. Your health-Blood pressure, HDL, LDL, Total cholesterol---

  9. Your diet

  10. Your community work

  11. The number of quality books you have read

  12. Your expenses

  13. Your debt

  14. Your earnings

  15. Your resume

  16. Your business numbers

  17. Your hobbies

  18. Time you fritter away

  19. Your bad habits

  20. Your good habits

  21. Wholesome movies you have watched

  22. Your friends

  23. Your extended family

  24. Your possessions

  25. Your property

  26. Your cars

  27. Your laptop

  28. Your cell phone

  29. Your PDA

  30. Your camera

  31. Your video camera

  32. Your jewellery

  33. Your skill sets

  34. Your knowledge

  35. Work life balance

The list above is not exhaustive. As I was typing the above list I suddenly realized that I have not used my video camera for more than a year. I do not know what is the state of its batteries.

A regular review can give you real insights about yourself and your life. Once you identify areas you need to take action, you can begin to act and live a more fulfilled life.

What do you think? Do you systematically review/critique important areas of your life?

Try it out! It can make a huge difference.

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What are the 30 things that make you an "also ran"?

There are so many factors that limit you to mediocrity and makes you an "also ran".

Check out whether any or all of these are playing a havoc in your life:

  1. Blind role modelling
  2. Unexamined influence of people
  3. Labels you or others have attached onto you
  4. Negative programming you have undergone
  5. Lack of vision
  6. Lack of mission
  7. Lack of well thought out goals
  8. Unexamined values
  9. Complacency
  10. Quickly satisfied with what you have currently achieved
  11. Laziness and other habits
  12. Not knowing your strengths
  13. Environment
  14. Negative cultural influence of:-(1) family, (2) Team, (3) Organization, (4) Country, (5) Current era in which you are born to (6) friends
  15. Your self-talk
  16. Narrow interests
  17. Narrow focus on your job
  18. Inadequate support
  19. Wrong job
  20. Poor risk taking
  21. Inadequate seeking of adventure
  22. Negative influence of books
  23. Negative influence of TV
  24. Negative influence of movies
  25. Negative influence of Internet
  26. The place your are currently living in
  27. Unexamined negative experiences from your past
  28. Your lack of education
  29. Not spending time alone to introspect
  30. Not learning from your mistakes

Use the above checklist and break free.

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