Productivity Coach's Corner: Digging Deeper

When someone asks, “Why do you talk so much about reflection?” I always say, “To think deeply and carefully about something opens the chance that I’ll think differently, bigger, or even better.”

To reflect: To think deeply or carefully about

When someone asks, “Why do you talk so much about reflection?” I always say, “To think deeply and carefully about something opens the chance that I’ll think differently, bigger, or even better.” You can do three things to see what you have not yet seen and think about what you have missed until now. Today, test one of these tactics (and share it with your team):

1. Make a list. Write down the thing you need to think about and list at least 50 associated thoughts.

2. Write a letter. In an essay style (think five paragraphs), write a letter to someone describing what you’re thinking about, and detail how you’ll go about getting it done.

3. Predict the future. Open your (digital) calendar, pick a date six months from today, and write a description of how you solved that problem or finished that project you’re working on, with details.

To reflect means you’re willing to think deeper than before. Doing so, you might have an idea that could save you time, energy, money, or resources. Now go think!

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