Personal Effectiveness Check up

 

Personal Effectiveness Self Assessment

personal effectiveness check up M ichel Bell's book, Managing God's Time, published in August 2004, updated in 2013 by ebook only, arose out of a three-hour Personal Effectiveness Improvement seminar he had been presenting since 2001. Geared towards busy individuals, the primary purpose of the book and seminar is to help individuals handle daily conflicting priorities, using biblical principles, specific Bible-based parameters, and a specific decision process. Built on a vibrant relationship with Jesus, the book and seminar propose a biblical view of success that's foundational to help select right priorities.

As well, we developed an informal basis to examine how well each of us functions in available time. This self assessment check up is a personal effectiveness self check and a vital benchmark. It’s not scientific, but it will show you where you are strong and where you might need to improve. Besides, it is a good basis to show how you are managing God's Time. Everyone can benefit by taking a few minutes out of their busy schedule to check their personal effectiveness.


This time management check up is part of a 100-questions questionnaire we use to counsel couples. At the first meeting, we work with these 10-questions only to get an initial view of where folks are with their ideas about time management. I repeat: These questions are not scientifically developed; howvever, they arose after years dealing with couples of different races, cultures, and situations, and results proved reliable.

Personal Effectiveness Check up - 10 Questions

Complete the form now. Return in about one month and redo it. Did you notice a change? This check up is not a panacea; however, it's proven to be an excellent assessment of an individual's attitude to time matters. It's been a great platform to allow folks to stop and reflect on changes, if any, they need to implement to improve lifestyle issues affecting time matters. It is essential you answer each question honestly.

Score one (1) for No or Rarely, two (2) for Sometimes, and three (3) for Often. Husband and wife, complete the form separately. Don't try to change the other. First, undersatnd where each of you is, then prayerfully, seek to learn effective stewardship of time to get on the right page.

Quick Personal Effectiveness Self Assessment Checklist No or Rarely = 1 Sometimes = 2 Often = 3
1. Do you have a Life Goal (a personal mission statement, written or not) that guides everything you do?
2. Do you work with other goals?
3. Do you work with plans supporting these goals?
4. Do you have a weekly schedule on which you record fixed time commitments?
5. On weekdays, do you set aside time to plan your day?
6. On weekdays, do you work from one agenda, which includes meetings and items you plan to do from your to do list that day?
7. During weekdays, do you work with priorities and so you proactively plan to neglect or defer tasks you will not be able to do that day?
8. Weekly do you plan time to reflect and refresh alone to unwind?
9. Are you happy with your main job or activity?
10. Do you tackle difficult or unpleasant tasks in a timely matter?
Total  


Personal Effectiveness Check up Keys


10-18 - Attitude shift needed
19-24 - Average: more consistency needed
25-30 - Above average: continue what you are doing

10-18 - Attitude Shift Needed

Usually, you you allow events to lead you. Likely, your electronic devices and social media occupy your time and frquently you complain you don't have time to do routine tasks. You have difficult allowing your phone to ring and ignoring it. Besides, you tend to be late for appointments and blame your busyness.


19-24: Average: More Consistency Needed

You know you can't manage time and you don't blame a lack of time for poor planning. Most of all you realize you need to work with priorities, but sometimes events pull you in several directions. Nevertheless, you try to focus on goals and plans and not let urgent unimportant tasks lead you.


25-30: Above Average: Continue What You Are Doing

Like the previous category, you know the central issue is lifestyle management. You focus on what you can control and try to be on time and be your best as often as possible. You know perfection is unattainable, so you aspire for excellence in all you do.


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