Lesson 12: Set Benchmarks and Reviews
You have been constantly graded since Kindergarten, literally all of your conscious life you’ve received grades, reviews, benchmarks, and more. To some this posed no real problems, you did what had to be done, learned the system, and ultimately progressed. For others, these past years have been a headache of irrelevant coursework, non-transferrable lessons, and what feels like a time and money draining scheme. Once graduated, most majors do not immediately require further schooling, so now poses the question of how will you benchmark yourself? Do not wait on a job and manager to dictate your next moves. Look within yourself, evaluate your aspirations, and get started.
- Divvy up your year into time periods (quarters, trimesters) . Bigger goals take time.
- Seek positive criticism from different groups of people.
- Compete against yourself, or identify somebody you want to outwork. Whatever motivates you!
“The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”