Millions of American children and young adults receive report cards throughout the year. The subjects and skills may change, but the idea of learning for a few months and then being graded doesn’t. We’re raised to evaluate ourselves and our successes based on the report cards other people give us. But what happens after you leave the school system?
We should all write our own report cards on a regular basis. Only now, instead of getting marks in math, history and English, you should broaden what you measure to include anything that’s important to you. This might be making a certain amount of money, developing a new workplace skill or getting a promotion.