Take Time to Reflect

It is said that one should spent their time looking through the windshield rather than looking back in the rear-view mirror. It is better to look forward to the future rather than dwell on the past. Good advise. Except there ARE times when it pays to look back at things, understand them a bit better and learn from them.

Just as I wrote last time about taking time for thinking and planning, take some time to reflect is an essential component of our development and helps us move forward.

Periodically, take some time to go back through your calendar and consider the major moments in that period. I like to do this pondering about once a quarter, at the end of my quarterly execution phase. It gives me time to see what I have done well, what could have been done better and what should not have been done at all.

Are you working towards your goals and dreams? What kind of progress are you making? Do you need help? If so, ask for it. Seek out a trusted friend or partner or contact us for a free consultation. If you are NOT taking steps towards your goals, why not? Are you stuck trying to put your vision into words and articulate what you want? Are you stuck getting started? If so, you are not alone - many people express this problem. There is one piece of advise that I can give you here quickly - my kids will recognize this because I say it to them all the time. When they say "I don't know how to..." do something, I always ask the same question: "What would you do if you DID know how?" This usually starts the wheels turning and gets some ideas flowing.

Need help looking back and taking stock of the last few months? Drop us an email at info@betterucoaching and we'll chat and get you moving in the right direction.