I’ve long claimed no matter how successful you are, you’ll never feel successful if you don’t reflect.
Reflection is a skill. It’s a tool. It’s powerful in that multi-dimensional sorta way.
True reflection requires time, effort, and discipline, which usually means most people won’t do it.
The great news is a little bit of reflection goes a long way. I do it daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually. And, NO, it does not require hours.
December is a great time to take stock of all the wonderful moments you’ve had and lessons you’ve learned.
Becoming more conscious of them and interpreting them with the right mindset will benefit you now and in the long run.
I reflect on nine categories when I do my annual reflection.
But, to be clear, this is NOT about looking at where your marriage is or career is or major buckets that tend to consume your life.
Reflection, to me, is about asking yourself the right questions—the ones that hurt your brain a little because they require you to stop whatever you’re doing, think, and, most importantly, interpret what actually happened.
See, here’s the thing. When you're in a present moment, it's impossible to know whether you're experiencing a high or low. That's only seeable when you turn around. But, when you look forward, you have the power to change that moment to whatever you want it to mean.
Check out this podcast on How to Self-Reflect so You Improve Your Life so you can start feeling better about your accomplishments!
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