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Life Lesson #12 of my first 40 years: The power of self-reflection.

Life Lesson #12:  The power of self-reflection.

Early in my career and life I didn’t realize the power of self-reflection – I would just get up every day and go through the motions expecting my life to change – and not much really did.

I now know that because of my commitment to self-reflection on a regular basis – I am where I am in my life – both personally and professionally.

And instead of going into some huge, deep, psychological reflection – I have found asking myself these 4 “power” questions on a daily basis has led to some profound lessons, as well as the motivation to keep moving forward.  The 4 “power” questions are:

1.  What’s working for me?

2.  What’s not working for me?

3.  What have I learned from this situation/day?

4.  What will I do differently moving forward?

That’s it.  Take the information from the self-reflection and move on (you can also use the questions for teams/families/etc.).  Let go of what you need to let go of and move forward.  Life is complicated enough, so don’t over-analyze everything so much that you hold yourself back.

Award-winning Author, Speaker, & Trainer (more importantly, a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend), Brandon W. Johnson, a.k.a., "Positive Energy Guy"

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