One of the best resources we have is the knowledge and insight we could bring to the game if we would just slow down and reflect. Unfortunately, we're often so busy doing that we allow that resource to go largely untapped.
One that is one of those no-brainer ideas that still needs to be said is this: "Make time." Here's what Kevin suggests...
1) Make time
Reflection is about having time. We all have the time, regardless of how busy are schedules are.
- Reflect in the shower.
- Reflect on the drive to work (turn off your radio or your iPod and think).
- Reflect in the moments before you go to sleep.
- Reflect with your family as you eat a meal.
- Turn off the television.
There is time - we just have to carve it out.
So many people out there are addicted to their high-pace, high-density lives. They're so busy going-going-going that they can't bring themselves to stop and look at where they've been, where they are, and where they're going (or who they've been, who they are, and who they want to be, for that matter). That's a pretty good recipe for getting lost.
One of the obstacles I've seen with people over the years is not so much that they don't have time (though they may feel like it at first), as that they don't choose to give that reflection priority. And so the minutes and hours of their days get filled with just about anything else.
If that's you, how about creating a habit of self-reflection - where you start to reach for it reflexively and automatically? Kevin's suggestions of finding the small spaces where that reflection can fit is a great place to start.
Where can you find time to reflect? Where are the potential pockets of time? How can you create a self-reflection habit?
Brought to you by Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst TM