Just wanted to take a second and give some thanks. I can’t begin to tell you how much this blog has helped me grow as a person. There is so much power in teaching principles to others. Thank you for letting me be a small part of your day.
Today, the book starts to talk about the ‘Law of Self-Reflection’ and the art of learning to pause and allow growth to catch up to you. This has become a huge part of my daily routine. Spending time each morning as I read my books and do my visualizing has become one of my favorite parts of the day. Ideas come to me in the bucketful’s as I take time to reflect and learn.
There are so many different ways to grow in life, but there are some kinds of growth, which will only come to us when we stop, pause, and listen. Here are some of the ways that pausing and reflecting can help you grow:
- Reflection Turns Experience into Insight – Evaluated experience is one of the best teachers. Many people joke that experience is a hard teacher because the test in life is given first and then the lesson comes. That’s true, but only if the person takes time to reflect after the test. Are you taking time to learn? In my humble opinion, everything happens for a purpose and there is a lesson in all things. It goes back to the concept of failing. There is no such thing as failing if two things happen. One, you get back up, and two, you learn the lesson and adjust. Take time to pause and understand your experience.
- Everyone Needs a Time and a Place to Pause– John C. Maxwell says that he has yet to meet a person who doesn’t benefit from pausing and reflecting. In fact, stopping to reflect is one of the most valuable activities people can do to grow. He even says that it has much greater value to them than even motivation or encouragement. Why? Because pausing allows them to make sure they are on the right track. If a person is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed up. He needs to stop, reflect and change course.
Reflection allows those experiences to move from being life markers to life makers.
We live in a super fast paced world. This is good for several reasons. However, one of the lost arts of our current society, is taking time to stop and learn. Learning is such a powerful thing! Take the time every day to get to know yourself better through reflection. There are not too many things powerful than a lesson learned, and a course correction made.
Making course corrections all day, errr day, Cram