SWOT analysis is a very useful tool in nowadays, originated
by Albert S. Humphrey in 1960. Strengths and weaknesses are qualified as
internal factors, while opportunities and threats are generally related to external
factors. Used in a personal context it helps you achieve advantages in your
career using your talents, abilities and opportunities. (https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTMC_05.htm)
George Bernard Shaw said: “Life isn’t
about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
I find making an own analyse of myself a key role in the overall
development of my personality.
SWOT analysis could be called as one of the best strategies as it overlays the
ways to success. The list of my strengths and weaknesses will help me
understand what kind of person I am, by evaluating my opportunities and threats
I can create my plan of personal and professional development.
We are in the process of personality growth the entire of our life that’s why
is important to evaluate and review our skill set.
The strengths are
the qualities that set us apart from others, are power that allows us jump
higher than other people, our ability to overcome every barrier in the road.
When I think about strengths I try to find the qualities that don’t require
much effort for me. I can definitely say that my personal strengths that
describe best myself is a hardworking, motivated, quick to react to a change
and a supportive person. These characteristics allow me became more efficient
and confident in comparison to my peers.
Hardworking and motivation is the features that I choose to put first as its
make me understand that I can do specific things or tasks with dedication and
seriousness at long or short-time. I found that features useful in every action
like group assignments or when I should complete a task at work on particular
period of time. Every time the only one motivation that I have is the good
How we choose to react to a change defines us. I always see a change as the
possibility of something to be better because “life is 10% of what happens
and 90% of how you react to it.” Therefore, the way we react determines
the quality of our work, study and everything around us. I think that is an
important tool for every person for being placed firs that others in their
Furthermore, I find not less important mine supportive ability by finding the
time and energy to share my knowledge, experience with anyone who needs it.
Therefore, I think if I will focus everything that I am
doing around my strength I could get an extraordinary result on my future
career and not only.
important in knowing your strengths is knowing your weaknesses, especially when
we are trying to improve our personality. In this case is necessary to be
honest and recognize what are our specific weaknesses, as Jean Vanier said:
“Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weaknesses”.
My weaknesses are that I am not
confident at public speaking/presentations, less creative than I would like to
be and I take things too personally.
Public speaking is the big weaknesses that I need to improve. It makes me feel
fear all the time when I have presentation in my class or when I should ask or
answer the question that my teacher/boss is giving me. The most valuable thing
is that I realize that and all I need to do is trying to do my best all the
time by speaking often in public, trying to get involved in different
From my childhood I had more developed logical skills than creative skills. Now,
I trying to improve my creativity skills, but I still can’t call myself
“creative”. I am lucky that my accountancy orientation does not deal with
creativity all the time.
I have as well trouble in separating personal from impersonal. In most of the conflicts
or criticism situations I can carry the negativism from my professional to my
I think for protecting my own feelings I should avoid that type of situations
and keep going as a professional.
Tom Murcko said that “Opportunities arise from a wide
variety of circumstances: change, chaos, confusion, inconsistencies, ambiguity,
uncertainty, etc. When looking for the next big thing, focus your search on
these areas and you’re more likely to find recently created opportunities that
others haven’t discovered yet.”
Therefore, I can conclude from his words that all experiences that we have in
our life offer opportunities to learn and develop our skillsets and our
strengths – no matter how pleasant or disagreeable they are.
One of the most valuable
opportunity that I have in my life is the studies that I am facing now. While
studying I find lots of opportunities in the college, for example: library and the
resources available all the time, different kind of events that I can attend
and get experience. Furthermore, it gives me the most inestimable things in this
life- knowledge, new friends, new experience, that no one can take from me. It
will help me build my future career therefore I will take everything from this.
I can’t no mention that in all aspect of my life I find or I trying to find an
optimistic approach for everything. I know that this is very important as the
way you see a situation make the difference between opportunity and threat.
The opportunity could knock in your door and be visible, if not you should take
opportunity from everything, because only like that you will meet the success
in your life.
could be defined as shortcomings that prevent you from achieving your personal
goals or from doing something that you want to do in this life. Threats could
not necessary be hurtful or distressful but anyway it can limit our ability to
progress in the way that we would like. (Developing Work and Study Skills-
Linda Lee-Davies). All this could have a negative impact on our career or
My personal biggest threat is the fact that I am working while studying, for
that reason I couldn’t spend all my time in preparing myself the best as I can.
However, if I will leave my job I will meet another threat in my road- lack of
money. For that reason, I trying to find the balance between my work and
university, as well as plan my time and my finances.
It’s very important to be realistic and honest with ourselves when we are
dealing with threats because only in that way we can find the right opportunities;
we should objectively analyse our threats and identify possible ways to
SWOT analysis is an important apparatus for
an objective and focused investigation of yourself. It allows you to identify
your strengths and minimize your weaknesses, to take advantages from
opportunities and to diminish your threats. As you complete it, you can feel
the evolution, you can create a direction for yourself. You have now a good understanding
of yourself, you can easily get a successful and competitive position in your
I personally see what things I should
fix in my personal skillset and I start to think how to prevent all the
barriers from my road. My development is continuous, so I never should stop
working on it.
can conclude that the SWOT analysis meets a set of advantages and makes me
understand that it is something that I can do better than my peers, it shows me
that I should always avoid the “STOP” sign, it helps me expand my knowledges
and raise new goals.