SWOT analysis is a planning tool often used in business and it works well for personal planning as well.
The following gives an example of the two stages of the tool: the initial Brainstorm Characteristics and the Brainstorm of tasks and goals generated from the Characteristics.
You can use the tool for a whole business or your whole life, or you can zero in on an issue or situation and analyze that with the tool.
The last pages in this document are blank pages you can use to do a SWOT analysis.
Topic: Personal Life
SWOT Analysis – Goals
|How can I (we) capitalize on my (our) strengths?
Keep an eye on the job market and look for ways to move up in our jobs
Keep our network built up
|How can I (we) compensate for my (our) weaknesses?
Join a gym
Eat healthier at restaurants
|How can I (we) take advantage of our opportunities?
Look for a job closer from home
Start a small internet business
|How can I (we) prepare for or prevent the impact of my (our) threats?
Go to the Gym
Wear sensible shoes
Fix the staircase
Be careful of where we go at night
Have our resumes ready
Research what jobs are out there and get training if necessary to be prepared
Get earthquake insurance
Get our earthquake kit up-to-date
Build a room onto the house for our mothers
Make sure our mothers have Life Insurance and Long-Term Healthcare Insurance
Your SWOT Analysis – Goals & Tasks
|How can I (we) capitalize on my (our) strengths?||How can I (we) compensate for my (our) weaknesses?
|How can I (we) take advantage of our opportunities?||How can I (we) prepare for or prevent the impact of my (our) threats?