Purposeful Reflection

Mike Townsend
Jan 16, 2018 · 1 min read

Improve as you go.

Sitting in a quiet place with a still mind, look back critically on your life and observe how things went. For things that turned out well, what did you do to make that happen? When things didn’t turn out well, what actions did you take that led to those outcomes? Write them down for only you to see.

We all have situations that don’t turn out well; don’t judge yourself. Try not to think of things as positive or negative, or good and bad. Be an observer to those events, as if you were observing someone else’s life.

Maybe it was a simple question that ended in a heated argument. Maybe something in your work or romantic life didn’t turn out as well as you hoped. Focus your memory on how you approached the situation. What were your thoughts at the time? What actions did you take and why? What will you do differently in the future?

The minute you believe there is nothing to learn from past experiences is the minute you stop personally improving.

Wisdom is a having an intuitive sense of how to navigate the world around you in the most useful way possible.

People don’t become wise from aging.They become wise from reflecting on their past actions, writing down what they have learned and making non-judgmental changes for the better.

Mike Townsend

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Healthcare entrepreneur: Founder @goharvey @HomeHero. @Zingplatform (acq. BigCommerce)

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