What’s your story?

Have you just ever sat and wondered what you story is?  What is it about you that makes you do what you do?

Well, we all have.  We all have those moments when we think about whether we are going in the right direction. We think about what could I have done differently in order to get a different result. The truth is if we didn’t have those moments then we wouldn’t be human. But, the bigger question should always be – what did I learn in that moment?

God gives us an assignment and a purpose. For some, it’s really clear as to what it is.  For others, it takes some trial and error and what some may be viewed as failed attempts.  But, my dear, that’s just the case. There is no such thing as failure, just missed opportunities. No matter what it looks or feels like, there was a lesson in that moment.  We just have to sit still and reflect on it and listen for how to improve.

So the next time, the outcome doesn’t come out the way you expected then sit and reflect!  Think about what transpired and what you could have done differently!  Think about what your story is and rewrite the ending!  It doesn’t have to end the way you ended it at that moment.  Take the opportunity to reflect, release and rewrite!  Your story is just beginning….

 

Self-reflection – the internal work!

The world is chaotic and it’s hard to find time to quiet the mind and just breath for that matter but does self-reflection work? I’ve asked some experts for their opinion on whether they felt self-reflection is important and in what ways do they self-reflect. And here are their thoughts:

We are often so busy that we don’t take time to self-reflect. I believe self-reflection is so powerful because it allows you to celebrate your wins and learn from your mistakes. When you do that, you can boldly go where God is leading you. Vanessa Collins, Digital Mastery For Authors, www.DigitalMasteryForAuthors.com

Self reflection is important since it gives you the opportunity to stop and see your progress. It helps you to evaluate where you are in comparison to where you would like to be. When you self reflect, it helps you to see the little things that you might be overlooking and allow you to celebrate the wins and learn from the experiences. Elaine Daisley, Forbes Business solutions, www.createfinancialsolutions.com

For me, self reflection is essential for taking self inventory of my life. I look at the good, so I can continue on that road. I look at the bad to remind me of the lessons they taught. I look at the ugly of my life as a measurement of how far I’ve come from what I used to be. Then there’s the “what in the &%$# was that” portion of my life; that section lets me know that nothing is permanent and that no matter where I am in my life, I must treat it like the treasure it is!!! Carol Brown, author, publisher, public speaker. www.mhbpublishingllc.com

Self reflection is important because we should be accountable for ourselves. With that accountability we need to take time out to see what’s up with us. Check on the good and bad and make changes as necessary. This way we can stay on top of being our best selves and showing up that way in the world. Ti’Keya Lawrence Love M.E.E., LLC www.lovemeellc.com

No matter the course taken for self-reflection, it is so important to celebrate the wins and losses.  It helps you quiet the world around you to determine what adjustments need to be made in your life. No the journey is not easy but evaluating your steps is necessary to keep moving! In what ways, do you self-reflect?