Progress and Reflection

Progress. It’s what we all like to see as soon as we start putting effort into a task or goal.

Yet, sometimes, we get too caught up in our progress to truly reflect on how we got there.

If we focus on reflection, we are able to realize how just a few weeks can make important differences in our lives.

Think back to a recent time period. For example, in a short amount of time we may have moved on from conflicts or we got used to small life changes; we started to reverse bad habits or began a health regimen; perhaps we have healed from an injury or illness.

Say yes to progress, but don’t forget the journey along the way.

With this in mind, here are 5 ways we can slow down and practice positive reflection:

  • Frequent journaling

  • Meditation & mindset practice

  • Keeping a gratitude journal

  • Tracking your progress

  • Inviting others into your goals and talking with them about it

Take a moment to notice the changes, and think about the journey it took to get there.

Richard Carlson once said, “Reflection is one of the most underused yet powerful tools for success.”

How have you taken time to reflect on your progress lately?