Self-reflection is necessary for personal growth and success. It also encourages better relationships with your family, friends and professional community. Self-reflection questions who you are, how you are performing and are you where you should or want to be. So where are you? And how do you fit?
1. What is your “Why?”
Why are you doing what you are doing? Understand what drives you to do what you do.
2. When communicating with others, are you committed to engagement and inclusion?
When speaking, it is important to not forget that we should not just want to be heard, but also understood.
3. Are you acting in a way that shows you believe that you have a good experience to share and that your knowledge is valuable?
Acting in a way that shows confidence will make a larger impact than you think.
4. Are you showing empathy?
Empathy is not sympathy. It is putting yourself in their shoes.
5. Do you ask others, “What questions do you have for me?”
Checking in with others in this way avoids the popular “no” response, and encourages them to really reflect on the questions they may have.
Encourage yourself today with self-reflection. Commit to making a daily positive impact.