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Unlock Your Potential With The Power Of Self-Reflection

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”

- Aristotle.

Self-reflection—an easy peasy word to say, hard to understand, messy to remain aware of, and critical to practice.

But the people who use it know that it’s a weapon—a sword for the negative environment, society, people, or anything that limits you from achieving your potential.

That’s the reason successful people use self-reflection as their number one success mantra.Yes. Self-reflection is nothing but a kind of self-affirmative conversation with your emotional being—that doesn’t always remain at its purest form.

You and I and every other person in this world use self-reflection to discover what’s running inside and outside and how they are all connected.

And for me, it’s a power. Positive power through which I change my entire state of mind, an entire way of seeing the world and everything all around.


For different people, self-reflection means others. Or you can say it has multiple names.But that’s not our matter of discussion.

We read or write to acquire or dump some knowledge or wisdom. And here I’m writing to let you know about my situation when the circumstances started controlling my habits. As a result of which, I stopped self-reflection for about a month.

Everything starts and ends somewhere.

And for me, it disrupts somewhere. I had a habit of reflecting the entire day before sleep or at any point of the day. It’s a kind of self-awareness I built through which I update my subconscious that life is going all well or all wrong. 

Mostly, before or after my workout session in the evening, I place myself in front of the mirror and have a mild, friendly discussion with myself. 

Starting something like “you know what, the whole day was….”

Just similar to talking with one of your close buddies. And whenever I did that practice in the morning hours before starting any work, it’s a type of self-affirmation. 

In fact, I have a whole list of affirmative sentences that fill my soul into positive energies, and a sense of worthiness evolves. 


These practices have an impact. The huge impact that I forgot if there’s something like loneliness exists. Looking at yourself in the mirror and saying that “you’re beautiful, whole, and worthy of love,” can change your entire perspective. 

And after a few environmental changes, when I couldn’t practice this often, my state of mind became messy. It became negative with self-limiting thoughts. And everything in between. 

I’d say if my routine remained intact, then I wouldn’t even pass through this stage of grief after the death of my pet cat. So… It always matters what we say ourselves.

3 Steps to leverage the power of self-reflection

It’s easy if you’ll follow the steps:

  • Find a time to reflect

I reflect on my days and life at the end of the day—sometimes before sleeping and sometimes at any part of my day.


You can either find a time every day, every day, every week, or every month or even a mixture of all. I’ll recommend self-reflect every day. And every week and month in a while.

  • Find a way to reflect.

Some people reflect on their life and time by analyzing their achievements, failures, and other analytics.

I prefer reflecting my days by standing in front of a mirror, or sometimes talking to myself as audio or video records, or simply in front of my ideal God.


You can choose any of these or find YOUR way—for example, journaling.

  • Know what you need to say yourself

Self-reflection means self-analysis. If something goes wrong, why it’s so. And if something is going super right, how did you do that.

These are the common things you need to discuss with yourself in a friendly manner.


But in the end, if things are not going right and your mood or time isn’t flowing smoothly, all you can do is to say, “it’s okay, not to be okay,” “it’s time, and it never remains the same,” “it’s what it’s,” and “you did your best and you are worthy of love and belonging.”

There are a lot of such affirmations you can say yourself. The motive is “to remain compassionate with yourself.” And it’s the most important step to remain peaceful.

It’s all worthless if you don’t put it into regular practice…

Because

“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.”

~Malcolm Gladwell


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