Can assessments really help you? Image if you could take an assessment, and it basically tells your future. It tells you what vacations you will take, it shows your financial position after retirement, the shortfall or surplus of finances you will have and other various things you will do and more. It would appear it would be some sort of time machine into the future.
Well, to be honest, there isn’t such a time machine. However there are assessments you can take which can give you an understanding of where you are today and if you have the propensity to move forward in the direction you want to go.
Carol Ann Tomlinson said, “Assessments are today’s means of modifying tomorrow’s instruction.” You can take this to mean, instruction in the classroom. In fact, you are in a classroom, it’s called LIFE. Assessments help you understand what modifications are needed in the classroom of LIFE.
I can recall when I was growing up, taking test always seems to make me nervous. When I was taking the GMAT, I felt this pressure, this tightness within the mind and guess what, I didn’t do very well. My assessment, my score, which was one component of entry into graduate school, didn’t allow me to move further in the process of achieving my Master’s.
Today, as an adult I have this hunger to know more about myself so I don’t fail. I believe there is this stigma with assessments. Many don’t believe the results. Thoughts of “How do they know what I’m thinking?” “They don’t know what it’s like”, “They have never been in my ‘shoes’.”
That thinking or type of thoughts, limit the potential of the individual. In my earlier years, some of those thoughts may have crossed my mind to be honest. Today I use assessments to guide me, to help shape the direction I want to head and to see what areas of self-directed improvements I should do.
A few years ago, I took the Strength’s Finders Assessment. I found myself answering questions in a timed fashion and when the results came up, I was amazed how the results matched me.
Just recently I took something called the “Unhackablity Assessment.” Yes, Unhackability Assessment. You may think of the word hack, being related to your bank, email account, vehicle system or perhaps your home appliances. The creator of the “Unhackablity Assessment”, Kary Oberbrunner talks about how our minds are being hacked.
Ever feel your mind being hacked? Ok, did you just answer that text or check that cell phone alert? You were just hacked! You lost focus. I know crazy right? I know what you are thinking, “It was just for a moment, less than a minute I glanced away. I’m focused.” Yes, I thought I was also. I took this assessment and again I was amazed at how accurate this assessment knew about my focus. If you are interested to obtain your “Unhackability” score, there will be a link at the bottom of this blog.
After I completed the manuscript for Tide Turners. I began the development of an assessment to help individuals determine if they were in fact a Tide Tuner. I involved several individuals to vet the questions and ratings outlined in the feedback. You may be asking yourself, it is possible to be a Tide Turner? Yes, it is. However you must understand your baseline to know what areas you should attune your attention towards.
To take the “Am I A Tide Turner Assessment, click here http://bit.ly/2fE4075 not now, but after you read this.
Alex Clarkson said, “Each assessment was an opportunity for feedback and help, not a dreadful exercise in humiliation.”
I can recall taking my car into the auto shop and the attendant telling me they were planning to run an assessment, to see if everything is working properly. Do you think I said, “No, please don’t run the assessment. I just want to drive my car and if something happens, oh well.” I said “YES, please!” I wanted to know if there were any potential issues I should be aware of.
You need to have that same attitude when taking any assessments.
The assessment is your time machine, the only question you need to answer is: Will you get in?
If you want to take the Unhackability Assessment click here, http://bit.ly/2hek2Y0.