Assessments are a great tool that can help us to learn more about ourselves and provides us with important insights into our behaviour.
To have a clear strategy and plan to achieve our goals, our vision, it is not only enough to know where we are going, also, we need to know where we are, our starting point and our “tool-kit”, that are our beliefs, values, behaviours, perceptions that we have that will get us there.
There are two types of assessments:
- Personality assessments such as Myers Briggs and D.I.S.C. are very valuable tools that measure your personality traits and your strengths and weaknesses, so that you understand your personality, how it relates to what you do, and you can adapt your behavior to “work with what you have,” to focus on how best to achieve your goals.
- Attitudinal assessment helps you to determine “how you show up” and how your conditioning influences your decisions to achieve success, in anything that you want in your life. It helps you to understand the attitude that you have in your career and life, and your response to any situations. Because attitude is subjective, it can be altered.
Our attitude is important to measure, because as individuals we view the world through filters, based on our experiences, values, beliefs, culture, assumptions, how we were raised, etc. Those filters are either limiting our full potential or helping us to see opportunities in every situation.
Knowing our attitude is fundamental, as most people just go through the motions in life, like living in a “hamster wheel”; leaving them sometimes disengaged and unfulfilled. When we become more conscious and engaged, judgment lessens, stress lessens, and productivity, pleasure, and the feeling of purpose and fulfillment increase.
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."