I’m not talking about self-talk here. It’s more than that, it’s about taking the time not to judge your results or performance and to reflect on what can I learn. In a way it’s like hitting the pause button and answering some of your own questions. With the purpose being to continuously improve.
I’ve found this helpful after I’ve conducted a workshop for example. After the workshop, usually that evening I’ll ask myself some questions. Such as:
- What went well?
- What did not go well?
- What questions were asked that I could be better prepare for?
- What was my energy level after the workshop?
- What do I believe created that energy?
- What do I need to change to get a BETTER result?
- What would I repeat?
- What will I never do again?
I’ve learned over the years that this self reflection and process has continued to make me better. Believe me, I still have lots of opportunity for growth and it’s a process. I believe the problem named is the problem solved. I’m a work in progress and so is what I do.
So I would challenge you to find one area that instead of placing judgement on yourself, what if instead you could you simply reflect and evaluate by asking yourself similar questions?