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Execute Success: The Evaluation Process
I saw a fleet of fishing boats . . . I flew down almost touching the craft and yelled at them, asking if I was on the right road to Ireland. They just stared. Maybe they didn’t hear me. Maybe I didn’t hear them. Or maybe they thought I was just a crazy fool. An hour later I saw land.
The steps outlined in these next postings will measure your progress on a daily, weekly and phase-to-phase basis. We have segmented the postings into the following discussions:
I: Daily Task Measurement.
II: Weekly Goal and Benchmark Evaluation
III: Weekly Role Evaluation
IV: Daily Character Attribute Evaluation
V: Weekly Character Attribute Evaluation
VI: Life Phase Evaluation
VII: Starting a New Life Phase
VIII: Objective and Goal Evaluation
III: Daily Character Evaluation
You will evaluate your achievement of the character attribute goals assigned for the day. Simply check the box indicating completion if you completed your physical development. Repeat this process for all character attributes assigned for the week as diagrammed in the illustration on the next page.
The more intangible the character development goal, the more difficult it will be to measure your completion. For example, how do you know if you completed your social goal for the day or not? The best way to measure your progress is to quantify what you want to achieve whenever you set attribute development goals.
Instead of writing a social goal that says, “be more friendly,” quantify your goal to read, “be friendly with one new person each day.” Instead of writing a physical goal that says, “exercise each day,” quantify your attribute goal to read, “45 minutes of exercise starting at 6:00AM.” By quantifying your character development goals, you will be able to measure whether you completed the goals for each day.
If you find yourself not achieving the development goals as assigned, you should return to the attribute chapters and repeat the steps in each chapter. Don’t rush the process. Develop one character attribute at a time for at least two weeks before taking on a new character attribute.
The character development process is like a Catch-22: You need discipline to build discipline. But as you force yourself up each morning to jog, for example — day after day after day for the two or more weeks as instructed in the attribute chapters— you eventually increase self-discipline and success.
Next week: we move onto V: Weekly Character Attribute Evaluation
You can find the day planning systems we are illustrating in this discussion in our FREE appendix file (Appendix as Form-N and Forms O.1-O.7 ).
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