23 May

Self-Reflection: 7 Questions to Ask Yourself to Keep Moving Forward

A while back, I had the great idea to launch a crowdfunding page to donate 1000 copies of my book, Possess Your Success, to disadvantaged high school youth.

What looked like a worthy cause and a surefire way to promote the launch of my book ultimately ended in failure.

At the end of it all, I was exhausted and jaded. Where do I go from here? I felt completely lost.

It took one strategy to get off my butt and get on-track.

That strategy was self-reflection.

Self-Reflection is insanely important when you’re trying to achieve goals. When evaluating your past performance, imagine you just went a trip. You need to evaluate where you went, where you’re at, and where you’re going next. Otherwise you risk losing motivation and you may grow stagnant

Simply take 15 minutes every 90 days to answer the following 7 questions and ensure you’re on track to achieving your goals.

1. Where do I want to go?

What is your goal? What are you working towards? You need to know where you were going to understand if you actually made it. Before the journey, set the right goals to ensure you achieve them. In fact, I have a handy free guide that will help you do just that.

2. What am I doing here?

What high level reason are you in the position you are in? This should simply be a brief description of how you ended up at your destination.

3. How did I get here?

What are the actual steps you took that that got you here? For this question, you’ll simply determine what went right, and what went wrong.

4. Am I on the right path to where I want to go?

This is just a simple Yes/No question. Just confirm whether you are where you intended to be, or if you got lost along the way.

5. What tools do I need to get to the next step?

Describe everything you’ll need to get to your next destination. What application or training will you need to become a sales funnel expert? What foods will you need to execute your diet plan? What skills must you master to get to the next level in your career?

6. Who would I need on the next journey with me?

Is there anyone that can help you get there faster or more effectively? List any mentors, peers, or business associates that will accelerate your pace to achieve the next goal you have in mind.

7. Do I still want to continue this journey?

This one may or may not be a tough question to answer. Do you feel that it’s worth it to keep moving forward? Take a minute to really think about this if you need to, since you don’t want to spend your time on fruitless endeavors. If you don’t want to move forward, then it’s time to pivot and set fresh goals on the activities you actually do want to work on.