Reflection and purpose are not a usual combination when writing about Leadership, and most importantly leadership of self.
The top 1% of entrepreneurs take time daily to sit in silent reflection and think into their business, life, teams, families, projects, etc. . . bringing about pro-active success vs. re-active chaos.
In a previous post I wrote about your gifts, talents, and strengths and this is where you have the ability to take the time to stay on purpose for the things you were created to do. This is on of my favorite statements and profoundly when I take time in my daily agenda I do stay on purpose toward personal and team goals.
As John C. Maxwell shares with us The Law of Reflection, I find this is the lesson to dig deep if you are going to win big! Clarity found in reflection brings the habit of evaluating experience (wins and fails) to a higher awareness of next steps toward success. Below are example of the power of pausing and reflection for yourself and your team :
- Reflection turns experience into insight
- Everyone needs a time and place to pause
- Pausing with intention expands and enriches thinking
- When you take time to pause, use your I’s (Investigation, Incubation, Illumination, Illustration)
- Good questions are thee heart of reflection (become that “kid” who asks WHY
WHY is the power tool in your leadership tool kit. Honestly, I have never grown out of asking why to myself and also in the board-room. Why is the most powerful tool because we dig so deep into awareness and intention the ‘aha moments become addictive. The addiction is not a bad word here but you must be careful in how you ask WHY because it is attached to ego which is reflective of our emotions, motives, and accountability. When you start asking why people on your team will embrace it or hate it! I believe if our corporate culture asked more WHY organizations would not have or continue to fail their own mission, vision, and ultimately fail their customers.
- Make time in your daily agenda for reflection
- Allow time in your teams daily agenda for reflection
Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers. ~ Tony Robbins
I remember a story explorer Albert Schwetizer shared. On a long journey through Africa their group was pushing hard to reach their final destination. During this trip all of the natives with their group stopped, just stopped. Albert inquired about the delay and the response is priceless; we have been traveling so fast they must rest to let their souls catch up with them.
Reflection allows your mind, heart, body, and soul to align and let your purpose catch up to the things you were created to do.
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15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Law of Reflection
John C. Maxwell (2012). 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, Chap4.
Tracy A. Worley (2015) GRACEbreak Radio