Back in the day when I worked in a different department here at the university, they were absolutely wacky for this thing called a SWOT analysis. For me, it didn’t mean much, and to be honest, it really doesn’t mean much still…but I thought the idea might make for a good blog post. We’ll see. Plus, look at me now, one third of the way done for NaBloPoMo this year.
So, anyway, a SWOT analysis identifies your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats for a previously identified goal. For the purposes of this post, my goal will be a happy, healthy life. Here goes nothing:
- I’m dependable. I can be counted on when necessary.
- I have a deep sense of moral integrity. I know what’s right and what’s wrong and how to tell the difference.
- I’m punctual. If I’m late, there’s something wrong.
- I’m a procrastinator. I like to wait until the last minute to do something.
- I don’t take compliments well. It’s not something I’ve ever been accustomed too.
- I’m not great with follow-through. I have a tendency to start things and not finish them.
- Being a great husband and a great father. It is within me to become this person.
- Effect change on a local level. I can be more involved in my community in a variety of ways.
- Completing my master’s degree. Education is a huge boost to my capabilities.
- Spiders (see Airplanes above).
- Uncompassionate people.
That, for me, is it in a nutshell. And, this was quick and dirty. I’d love to sit down with people I know and really hash more of this out. Over wine, maybe?! Who’s in? Anyway, maybe you see something I missed…or maybe you’d like to do your own. I recommend it, if for no other reason than you get a blog post out of it.
See you in the funny papers!