How A Self-Evaluation Is A Tool For Leadership

A Short Guide For Personal Development

Vincent Vicari, MPA
3 min readMay 16, 2022


Photo by Ugne Vasyliute on Unsplash

Growing up, many of us are given a script to follow. You will do this, then that, then this, and in the end, you will have what you were told you wanted. It’s all by design.

Except that script is created by other people for you and you’re not those people. We’re living through the consequences of these scripted events currently.

Student loan debt, the “Great Resignation,” or reset, or whatever it’s called today. The economic realities that many ignored for a long time.

The good news, we can rewrite our personal script. But there are a few steps to follow. This is a concept rooted in personal leadership.

Evaluate Your Current Life

The first step is to evaluate your current life. You accomplish this by asking yourself the series of questions below:

1. What’s your daily life like right now?

2. What are your priorities?

3. What do you spend your days doing?

4. Are you chasing money or is money chasing you?

5. Does money even matter to you?

6. Are you happy?

7. Are you following your passion?

8. Do you know what your purpose is?

These are questions you start with but don’t get boxed in. See where your answers take you. You will come back to this self-evaluation over and over. This is how you grow.

Decide Where You Want Your Life to Go

Following your self-evaluation, you now have a roadmap. Think of this as an outline to work from. Yes, this process is like writing a research paper, except you are the subject.

Once you’ve evaluated your current path, you need to decide where you want that path to go. Here’s where your personal research meets scientific experimentation.

What direction do you want to lead yourself in? What are the outcomes you expect to achieve?

You must write your answers down for accountability.



Vincent Vicari, MPA

Artist, illustrator, and writer on Personal Development, Leadership, and Creativity. See more at