Today I am going to share my experience with learning about the Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat (SWOT) analysis. At the beginning before I learned about SWOT Analysis, I had so many weaknesses and bad behaviors such as weak economic condition, no eagerness to learn, shyness, short tempered, drinking, laziness, spendthrift etc. After looking at my SWOT form, Ganga told me that I need to improve my weaknesses and should reduce the bad behaviors. We also discussed the different techniques for reducing the bad behaviors and improving my weaknesses. She also informed me that she would come to my home every month to discuss the SWOT to see if I am improving my weaknesses or not. During the home visit, I told her that I was doing well with my SWOT and informed her that I have improved some of my weaknesses such as my spendthrift habit, I feel less shy, and I have reduced the amount of alcohol I used to consumed during my past time.
The lesson that I have learnt from this exercise was that at first, we should analyze ourselves rather than analyzing other people. In our lives we will all experience the four stages, i.e., Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, and Threat. Everyone has good behaviors and bad behaviors. Similarly, in everyone’s life at some point an opportunity or threat will also present itself while carrying out business and daily activities. Therefore, in summary, the main thing I learned from this exercise was that we should always improve and increase good behaviors in ourselves i.e., strength, and we should always reduce and slowly remove the bad behaviors i.e. weakness. Likewise, we should always grab the opportunities at the right time, and we should always tackle the hurdles that comes on our lives while carrying out our business and other daily activities.
Lastly, I would like to thank the WAWCAS Organization, Ganga and Sajan for teaching us this very useful exercise.