Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
After Action Review is an interactive self-development tool based on a structured after review process for analyzing oneself. Record your daily, monthly or yearly after action reviews. The purpose of the daily After Action Review is to encourage you to take full charge and responsibility of your self-development. The tool is highly interactive and helps you to enforce this discipline within you.
When you complete your AAR you are asked questions based on 4 categories: Achievements, Lessons, Improvements and Changes. These questions are – Today, What have I achieved? Today, what have I learned? Today, What could I have done better? Tomorrow, What am I going to do different? To hold yourself accountable for your actions. I constantly have a to-do list sitting on my desk. Most of it is blog related and posts that I have to work on and books I need to read, but there is one column that is a bit of “everything else”, usually crafty stuff or cleaning my room or updating things on my computer or other websites. These items almost always get left undone. I am trying to be better in 2014 about my to-do list and even breaking it down in to smaller lists by day of what should be done so that the “bigger picture” so to speak doesn’t overwhelm me. AAR helps me focus and if I answer these questions each evening based on my achievements, I can easily see where my weaknesses are and if those items I put off to do different tomorrow really get done.
You can also view your AAR History for a range of dates, so I can easily go back in May and say.. hey what were my issues in February? And see if my Improvements really are improving or if maybe this is a bigger problem that I really need to focus on.
I have this service for a year and it is kind of hard to review it based on a 3 week trial of it so far – but I think that if I continue to stick with it I will certainly see some positive changes in me – changes that will be for the better and make me more focused in the long run.
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