Do you ever reflect on your day, your week, your month, your year – or even your decade?
Yes, it’s important to spot our wins, and also our failures. However, reflecting on what I’ve learned, what I’ve gained from this experience and how I can improve on my game next time are where the rubber meets the road for me.
For example there have been meetings I’ve led or attended that didn’t go so well – although when I choose to spot the lesson, there’s always the potential for an upside moving forwards.
One of my mentors explains that ‘our failures can become our fertiliser’ for positive change. As with anything beneficial, it usually means being prepared to invest the time and energy to repeat it consistently
My husband Chris and I reflect back through our week together and it’s always a highlight. We segment our review into specific life-areas, including our personal experiences (including our hobbies etc), relationships and our work. We give ourselves a number out of 10 for each area, and explain what it is that we’d need to do to create a different result the following week.
One way we practice this each time is to always listen to one another all the way through and never interrupt with comments or questions – we save those until the end.
In this way, we get to really live, rather than repeat the same year – year in, year out.
Check out the article 1 below that was published in The Harvard Business Review for a deeper dive on this valuable topic.
Until I see you on this week’s #AlivewithFi, have a good one ~ Ciao 🙂
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner. She’s an experienced practitioner since 1992 in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, speaker, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, and Health Brand Ambassador.
1 Don’t Underestimate the Power of Self-Reflection
J. Bailey, S.Rehman