Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Reflection; Guest Post by Life Coach Paul

How many times have you taken the time to Reflect on the events that you experienced that day? Why should you take time out of your day to Reflect on your experiences?

Most have heard the idea that experience is a tough teacher because the test is given before the lesson. This idea rings true at any age. However, Reflecting on the day's events will allow maximum Growth to occur in the individual.  People experience several events each day.  

Some of these events could be life changing. Sometimes the life change is like a lightning bolt, an obvious sign of something big. Other times it takes careful investigation and thought into the significance of the event. If the time is not given to Reflect on this event, the lesson may be lost forever.  

Reflection of events also allows one to categorize the lessons learned to best be used in the future. Once a person has a catalog of events, experiences and results they can begin to change themselves to impact the situation to produce an outcome that is more beneficial.
This benefit can be for themselves, a group or an organization. Whichever it is, it all started with someone taking time to Reflect on an event.

Some things to help good Reflection occur are:
Find a place and designate a time to Reflect on the day's events.
John Maxwell, a leader in teaching the ideas of Growth, states, "...if you go to the trouble of creating a place to pause and think, and you schedule the time to go there, you will most likely use it."

Ask yourself questions that will make you more aware of your feelings.  Be open to the true answers that come with those questions.  How do I feel about what happened?  What can I do about it?  How did the event impact the rest of my day?  Did the event impact any relationships (good or bad)?

Finally keep thinking about these things.  Again, the lesson and Growth may not hit you like a lightning bolt when you first encounter it.  Keep investigating, keep probing and follow your instincts until the lightning bolt does strike.

As a Life Coach I will help you investigate these life events and discover the best meaning and lesson for you.  I will keep you focused on the importance of taking time to Reflect.  
Feel free to contact me for Life Coaching sessions.


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