Each day in our life offers numerous opportunities to learn something new, to gain helpful insights, to think in a different way, to benefit from an experience.
Unfortunately, we often miss these opportunities because we rush through our day. We are in a hurry to start, manage, and complete tasks, projects, processes, activities. We want to get it done so that we can move on to the next thing.
We don’t take the time to look back at what we have been doing, we don’t pay attention to the results we have created, we don’t stop to evaluate, review and adjust – we just move on, and on, and on.
How can we become more aware of learning opportunities and use them deliberately for our personal development?
A set of 3 little questions can help.
As soon as a job, task or project has been completed, at the end of an event, after any success or failure experience, at the end of the day/week/month/year month, we can ask ourselves:
- What worked?
- What didn’t work?
- What am I going to do differently?
GIVE IT A TRY
At the end of today, pause for a moment, and see what you can learn from your answers to the questions
- What worked out today? What did I do successfully? What positive results have I created today?
- What didn’t work? What feels like a failure? Why? What went wrong, or not as expected/wanted?
- What can I learn from this? What can I do differently tomorrow?