Written By: Jeffrey Gitomer
These self-evaluations for success will give you an understanding of the NOW position of your attitude, and how to challenge yourself to get to YES!
To make it easier for you to understand where your attitude actually is at this very moment, I’ve created a list for you to rate yourself. It breaks down your attitude into attributes.
The key to this self-evaluation is your self-truth, and your willingness, on a scale of 1-10 (1 being the worst, 10 being the best), to rate your present situation in each of the attitude attributes listed below.
These self-evaluations will show you where you are right now, specific places that you can begin to improve, and challenge you to adopt a YES! attitude of success.
As you rate yourself, you will develop gaps – or opportunities as I prefer to call them. If you rate yourself a 7 out of 10, your gap for improvement is 30%. And the more honest with yourself you are in your self-evaluations, the more gaps will appear.
Gaps are good. They provide SPECIFIC direction. They will tell you EXACTLY what needs improving.
Some of your self-evaluations may hurt a little bit, but the goal in this is to bring you to greater attitude awareness.
Anywhere you score less than 6 is an area that needs real improvement.
The good news is, as you improve each attribute, you narrow your gap, and you become closer to having a YES! attitude.
Here are the attributes. Go slow. Think hard. Be honest.
You are totally open to new ideas all the time, and eager to listen and self-evaluate.
You are positively listening with the intent to understand and question BEFORE you respond.
Your mindset is permanently adjusted to friendly and you greet everyone with a warm smile.
You serve from your heart because you love to be of service. Serving makes you feel good.
Grateful for all gifts and opportunities that life has given you. How grateful are you? Really?
Looking at all things around you, and seeing the bright side. Listening to all things around you, and seeing the bright side.
Full of visible happiness so strong it’s transferrable to others.
You’re a true team player that’s happy to help and eager to support and serve.
Believe things and people will go your way and have a great and positive outcome. Belief in YES!
Helping and encouraging others win actually helps you to win.
Your desire to succeed, to be of service, to be your best as a salesperson AND a person.
Your drive to get what you’re working hard for, and be both happy and grateful when you do.
Your ability to get along and be at peace with others, and be at peace with yourself.
Striving to be your best at all times and be happy at the end of a hard day, a good day, or a tough day (there’s no such thing as a bad day).
Not receiving praise, giving praise. Genuine praise makes others feel good about themselves and gain self-confidence to continue.
Your personal pride owing to your state of mind, and your accomplishments.
Looking at the world and smiling in awe at its majesty. Content with yourself, your life, and your lot.
Sharing, giving, helping and volunteering so that you feel great about yourself.
Taking the lemons, and figuring how to make lemonade.
Positive things happen because you make them happen.
Striving to do well by doing right – by yourself and by others.
A willingness to forgive is at the core of your inner peace and ultimately your positive inner feelings and thoughts. Forgiving will set you free.
Whew! There’s a dose of “opportunity thought.” You don’t need to add up your score. You’ve just painted your own inner picture. You know what it is, and no one else (except your family or spouse) really cares.
You are the director and the producer of you. And you are up for an academy award nomination in the category of: BEST ATTITUDE.
I hope you win!
YES! Attitude is an OPPORTUNITY and a CHALLENGE toward success: get the book, take the course, study it daily, and make it part of the fabric of your life, your family life, and your fulfillment.
Jeffrey Gitomer is the author of The New York Times bestsellers The Sales Bible,…
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