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Awakening Your Greatest Potential: The Power of Self-Reflection


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A person in self-reflection

Our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual capabilities as a leader are a direct reflection of our priorities.


And our priorities are a result of our time spent in reflection. It’s through deep reflection that competing priorities can be sorted out, when we can connect internally to grasp that which truly matters.


In my experience, I’ve discovered that most people prioritize everything under the sun onto their schedules but themselves.


We fill our time with every sort of activity imaginable:

  • elaborate meals that take hours to prepare and often leave us drained

  • social get togethers that leave us exhausted and don’t provide genuine connection

  • shopping to feel good momentarily vs. anchoring on that which will fulfill

  • endless vacation planning for our next ‘escape’

  • Unconscious consumption of social media, tv, news etc and wonder why our closest relationships have become stale etc.


You get the point. We spend a lot of time doing things we think will make us happy but ultimately don’t. It’s no wonder people feel so lost and distressed at the beginning of a week because we haven’t taken the time to be intentional.


This is a serious detriment to progress and personal growth.


This quote by Robin Sharma once hit me like lightning - “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.”


Do you feel that?


Once we’ve repeated this cycle enough times, a feeling of dissatisfaction settles in and bubbles up. It’s our soul trying to wake us up! It’s reminding us that we’re not living our life truthfully, doing what truly matters to us.


And this is why investing time in self-reflection is critical. Creating space for reflection is key to our growth.


This could be as simple as

  • going for a solo walk daily (dual benefit of reflection and essential movement for the body)

  • quiet time spent in the morning before the kids wake up

  • going out for a swim or run when you can be with yourself (dual benefit of reflection and exercise!)

  • Journaling for a few minutes everyday

  • Make written or voice notes as you notice key thoughts and themes throughout the day


I encourage you to make the time for self-reflection, ask the right questions and then take determined action to rise to your greatest potential and highest expression in this life.


Godspeed!

- Nitin


p.s. I'd love to hear what came up for you as a result of reading this article!

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