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Evaluation - How did I do?
Michael Olpin, Associate Professor, Health Promotion & Human
Performance, Weber State University, Ogden, UT
At the end of the day, part of our movement toward developing
ourselves, reducing stress, and reaching our goals involves assessing
what we have done to help us move toward each of these.
Evaluation is the art of looking back and seeing what we did,
how we did it, and did it work to produce the results that we
If it did, great! We can add to this pat on the back the question
of how can we use that success to continue learning and growing?
If we did not see the results that we had intended, what adjustments
can we make so we do in the future?
Here are a few questions we can
ask ourselves as we are evaluating our days and
- What have I learned about myself?
- What goals did I achieve and what empowered me to accomplish
- What goals did I not achieve and what kept me from accomplishing
- What patterns of success or failure do I see in setting and
- Am I setting goals that are realistic but challenging?
- Am I dedicating sufficient time to the 3 or 4 things that
matter most in my life?
- What challenges did I encounter and what was my response?
- Did I take time for keeping my saw sharp in the different
dimensions of my life?
In conclusion, review the five aspects of Quadrant Planning:
- Differentiating between what is urgent and what is important,
- Identifying roles in each dimension of life,
- Creating a decision making framework,
- Exercising integrity in the moment of choice, and
- Evaluating what is working.