“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” ― Margaret J. Wheatley
Each month, I set aside a chunk of time to reflect on the previous month: memorable moments, lessons I learned, how I spent my time, how I’m different, who/what I’m grateful for, improvements for next month, and goals to work toward. I want to be more intentional in my personal development this year, and posting each month serves as a way to help keep me accountable.
THREE LESSONS I LEARNED THIS PAST MONTH:
- You don’t have to cram your schedule to have a good day. Some of my favorite days are spent at home. And just because you are traveling doesn’t mean you have to be on the go all of the time. Slowing down your pace can offer a unique perspective.
- Dreams don’t work unless you do. Three years ago I decided I wanted to visit Iceland someday. It didn’t happen right away, but I made it back (and it was incredible).
- “I don’t have time” isn’t a good excuse — you have the time, you just are prioritizing something else (which isn’t a bad thing). I am choosing to deprioritizing somethings in order to prioritize other things. And that’s okay! All in good time.
What big lessons have you learned over the past month? Share in the comments below!