SR01: Self Reflection Challenge

Welcome to the self-reflection challenge. The purpose of this challenge is give you the insight and grounding necessary to maximise the lessons you’re learning from your everyday existence.

What is self-reflection?

Self-reflection is a relatively simple and straight forward concept. It’s looking back on the decisions and actions you’ve taken and analysing them for any significant lessons that can be learnt.

Why is self-reflection important?

One of the key elements in powering forward and creating a remarkable life is maximising the amount and frequency lessons you learn. The more you can learn from every moment, the more progress you can make in a shorter amount of time. Self-reflection will ensure no valuable lessons go undiscovered as you complete each day, helping you make the most amount of progress possible towards your ideal life.

Your Challenge

This self-reflection challenge is both simple and easy. All you need to do is sit down at the end of every day and ask and answer some simple questions designed to help you reflect on your day. The questions you need to ask are dependent on the level of challenge you undertake and so are broken down below.

Challenge Level

There are three levels of intensity for this particular challenge, each designed to push the right person out of their comfort zone.

Beginner Level

What: At the end of every day, ask yourself 2 self-reflective questions and record your answers
How: The two questions to ask yourself are:

  1. What did I learn today?
  2. What did I learn about myself today?

If you’re unfamiliar with this process, here is a breakdown of these two questions:

“What did I learn today?” is a question focussed on logical knowledge and information. Every day, you have an opportunity to gather new information, but new information is easy to forget. The easiest way to start to cement that information in your head is to remind yourself every day of the new information you’ve learnt. So, what logical information did you learn today?

“What did I learn about myself today?” is an invitation to turn your spotlight inwards to your likes, dislikes, desires, drives, and motives. There are several different directions you can take this question, depending on the major events that happened during your day, including:

  • What did I learn about what I like?
  • What did I learn about the challenges and barriers I face?
  • What did I learn about how I deal with the challenges and barriers I face?
  • What did I learn about my current life situation?
  • What did I learn about my perception of my current life situation?
  • What did I learn about my fears?
  • What did I learn about how I approach and deal with my fears?
  • What did I learn about how I want to approach and deal with my fears?
  • What did I learn about the life I want to create?
  • What did I learn about the people I want to surround myself with?
  • What did I learn about the kinds of activities I want to fill my life with?
  • What did I learn about my deep motivations?

And just about anything in between. As long as you’re asking about your personal drives, desires, fears, concerns, and anything else in your internal world then you’ve answered this question correctly. So, what did you learn about yourself today?
Frequency: In the evening, every night
Duration: 7 days
For: The beginner level is for anyone who’s mildly interested in taking control of their life, knows they need to do something, but is a bit nervous about committing to anything serious.
You’re finished when: You have answered these two questions every day for 7 days

Intermediate Level

What: At the end of every day, ask yourself 3 self-reflective questions and record your answers
How: The three questions to ask yourself are:

  1. What did I learn today?
  2. What did I learn about myself today?
  3. If I could live today all over again, what would I do differently?

“What did I learn today?” is a question focussed on logical knowledge and information. Every day, you have an opportunity to gather new information, but new information is easy to forget. The easiest way to start to cement that information in your head is to remind yourself every day of the new information you’ve learnt. So, what logical information did you learn today?

“What did I learn about myself today?” is an invitation to turn your spotlight inwards to your likes, dislikes, desires, drives, and motives. There are several different directions you can take this question, depending on the major events that happened during your day, including:

  • What did I learn about what I like?
  • What did I learn about the challenges and barriers I face?
  • What did I learn about how I deal with the challenges and barriers I face?
  • What did I learn about my current life situation?
  • What did I learn about my perception of my current life situation?
  • What did I learn about my fears?
  • What did I learn about how I approach and deal with my fears?
  • What did I learn about how I want to approach and deal with my fears?
  • What did I learn about the life I want to create?
  • What did I learn about the people I want to surround myself with?
  • What did I learn about the kinds of activities I want to fill my life with?
  • What did I learn about my deep motivations?

And just about anything in between. As long as you’re asking about your personal drives, desires, fears, concerns, and anything else in your internal world then you’ve answered this question correctly. So, what did you learn about yourself today?

“If I could live today all over again, what would I do differently?” is an invitation to focus on the actions you’ve taken that contributed to your experience of your day and how you could have created a different experience by taking different actions. It’s a foundation-level process designed to help you take ownership and give you the mindset necessary to create your ideal vision. So, if you could live today all over again, what would you do differently?
Frequency: In the evening, every night
Duration: 14 days
For: The intermediate level is for anyone who’s ready to understand the patterns and systems that are driving their life and they’re ready to do something about it.
You’re finished when: You have answered these three questions every day for 14 days

Advanced Level

What: At the end of every day, ask yourself 4 self-reflective questions and record your answers
How: The four questions to ask yourself are:

  1. What did I learn today?
  2. What did I learn about myself today?
  3. If I could live today all over again, what would I do differently?
  4. Given what I’ve learnt and what I’ve learnt about myself today, what will I do differently tomorrow?

“What did I learn today?” is a question focussed on logical knowledge and information. Every day, you have an opportunity to gather new information, but new information is easy to forget. The easiest way to start to cement that information in your head is to remind yourself every day of the new information you’ve learnt. So, what logical information did you learn today?

“What did I learn about myself today?” is an invitation to turn your spotlight inwards to your likes, dislikes, desires, drives, and motives. There are several different directions you can take this question, depending on the major events that happened during your day, including:

  • What did I learn about what I like?
  • What did I learn about the challenges and barriers I face?
  • What did I learn about how I deal with the challenges and barriers I face?
  • What did I learn about my current life situation?
  • What did I learn about my perception of my current life situation?
  • What did I learn about my fears?
  • What did I learn about how I approach and deal with my fears?
  • What did I learn about how I want to approach and deal with my fears?
  • What did I learn about the life I want to create?
  • What did I learn about the people I want to surround myself with?
  • What did I learn about the kinds of activities I want to fill my life with?
  • What did I learn about my deep motivations?

And just about anything in between. As long as you’re asking about your personal drives, desires, fears, concerns, and anything else in your internal world then you’ve answered this question correctly. So, what did you learn about yourself today?

“If I could live today all over again, what would I do differently?” is an invitation to focus on the actions you’ve taken that contributed to your experience of your day and how you could have created a different experience by taking different actions. It’s a foundation-level process designed to help you take ownership and give you the mindset necessary to create your ideal vision. So, if you could live today all over again, what would you do differently?

“Given what I’ve learnt and what I’ve learnt about myself today, what will I do differently tomorrow?” is a question designed to get you to start to change your life. Self-reflection is a powerful tool but if you don’t do anything with the lessons you learn, it’s a complete waste of time. Your life will not change without you taking new and different action and this question is the first step in doing so. So, given what you’ve learnt about yourself today, what will you do differently tomorrow?
Frequency: In the evening, every night
Duration: 28 days
For: The advanced level is for anyone who knows the power of self-reflection and is simply looking for an accountability measure to make sure they integrate self-reflection into their life.
You’re finished when: You have answered these four questions every day for 28 days

Moving Forward

If you’re ready to take on the beginner, intermediate, or advanced self-reflection challenge, the process for getting involved is simple. All you need to do is follow these steps:

  1. Click the ‘Start taking this course’ button at the top of this page (you need to do this to get access to the forum)
  2. Go to the Self-Reflection Challenge Forum and post an introduction that says:
    1. The level and amount of days you’re committing to
    2. What you hope to get out of the challenge
    3. How the rest of the group can support you
  3. Ask yourself 2-4 questions tonight:
    1. What did I learn today?
    2. What did I learn about myself today?
    3. If I could live today all over again, what would I do differently?
    4. Given my experiences today, what will I do differently tomorrow?
  4. Post your answers in the forum
  5. Put a reminder in your phone or somewhere else you look frequently to make sure you keep up with your commitment
  6. Kick arse 🙂

Good luck with this. I look forward to reading your valuable insights on the forums.

 

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