Reflection Is Necessary For Progress
Day Nine: Reflection
During the first eight days of the Twelve Days of Crysmas, we’ve focused on different areas to ensure that you have the best 2018 possible. Hopefully, these tips have pushed you to reconsider some of your thinking and behavior patterns for next year.
The most critical part, for me, of self-development and growth is reflection. Taking time to go through past situations with a fine-tooth comb to get a better understanding of the lessons being taught and the messages you may have missed is critical. Reflection is not to be confused with dwelling on a situation and taking nothing from it other than the negative aspects. Reflection means looking at a situation from all angles with an open heart and mind so that you’re able to decipher and decode what you need to take from it.
Every situation we find ourselves in and every person we meet is there for a reason. That reason being to show us things about ourselves so that we ultimately heal past trauma, grow as a person, and become the best version of who we are. This doesn’t happen without recognition, however, and recognition comes from reflection.
I urge you all to take time to reflect on this year and all that has happened. Are you clear about why certain things happened or didn’t happen? If you’re not, it’s time to get very clear about why you haven’t reached your goals. If you do not take the time to reflect and acknowledge the issues that need your attention, 2018 will bring about the same problems. What you ignore does not go away; it will continue to resurface until you handle it appropriately (Click to Tweet).
Part of doing the work is doing work internally as well. Spend time with yourself, develop a stronger connection spiritually, and be open to seeing things from an unbiased perspective.
How has reflecting on situations benefited you?