Men are paid not merely for what they know, but for what they do with what they know.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Men who succeed reach decisions promptly, and change them, if at all, very slowly. Men who fail, reach decisions, if at all, very slowly and change them frequently and quickly.
Indecision and procrastination are twin brothers.
People who succeed keep open minds and are afraid of nothing.
Everyone wants more, but it is something entirely different to be worth more.
Annual self-analysis is essential in the effective marketing of personal services.
Your yearly analysis should have a decrease in faults and an increase in virtues.
The annual analysis will disclose whether advancement has been made, and if so, how much.
Take this inventory by asking yourself the following questions.
Self-Analysis Questionnaire for Personal Inventory
- Have I attained the goal which I established as my objective for this year?
- Have I delivered service of the best possible quality of which I was capable? Or could I have improved any part of this service?
- Have I delivered service in the greatest possible quantity of which I was capable?
- Has the spirit of my conduct been harmonious and cooperative at all times?
- Have I permitted the habit of procrastination to decrease my efficiency, and if so, to what extent?
- Have I improved my personality, and if so, in what ways?
- Have I been persistent in following my plans through to completion?
- Have I reached decisions promptly and definitely on all occasions?
- Have I permitted any one or more of the six basic fears to decrease my efficiency?
- Have I been either over-cautious or under-cautious?
- Has my relationship with my associates in work been pleasant, or unpleasant? If it has been unpleasant, has the fault been partly or wholly mine?
- Have I dissipated any of my energy through a lack of concentration of effort?
- Have I been open-minded and tolerant in connection with all subjects?
- In what way have I improved my ability to render service?
- Have I been intemperate in any of my habits?
- Have I expressed, either openly or secretly, any form of egotism?
- Has my conduct toward my associates been such that it has induced them to respect me?
- Have my opinions and decisions been based upon guesswork or accuracy of analysis and thought?
- Have I followed the habit of budgeting my time, my expenses, and my income? Have I been conservative in these budgets?
- How much time have I devoted to unprofitable effort which I might have used to better advantage?
- How may I re-budget my time and change my habits so I will be more efficient during the coming year?
- Have I been guilty of any conduct which was not approved by my conscience?
- In what ways have I rendered more service and better service than I was paid to render?
- Have I been unfair to anyone, and if so, in what way?
- If I had been the purchaser of my own services for the year, would I be satisfied with my purchase?
- Am I in the right vocation, and if not, why not?
- Has the purchaser of my services been satisfied with the services I have rendered, and if not, why not?
- What is my present rating on the fundamental principles of success?