Our daily busyness often creates mental turmoil and chaos, so having a way to recalibrate and refocus on what’s important is extremely valuable.
Being able to give ourselves quiet time on a regular basis and doing some self-reflection is a powerful technique that can help us be more successful.
What is Self-Reflection
Self-reflection can be likened to a mindfulness technique, where we deliberately put ourselves in a quiet state to recall events or experiences from the past, observe or acknowledge our current reality, and contemplate the future we want to create.
If we consider professional sports teams and athletes, there is a high probability that after every match, game or competition, they will review how they performed in terms of what worked, what did not go to plan, and what they can do to improve next time they’re competing.
Imagine how a team or an athlete would perform if they did not track how they were performing or they did not establish strategies or tactics to improve. There’s a high probability they won’t improve as fast as they would like, if at all, and they’ll keep doing the same things over and over and keep getting the same results.
The sad reality is that’s what most people do with their lives. They don’t allow themselves to pause and reflect on where they are and where they want to be.