Self-Reflection Challenge

Summary

What: The Self-Reflection Challenge involves asking yourself 4 insightful questions, every night
How Often: You have the choice to commit to 7 days, 30 days, or 90 days
Time Commitment: This challenge will take roughly 10 minutes per night
How much: This challenge is FREE to participate in
What you will get out of it: A deeper understanding of who you are, what you why, why you do things, and where you’re going in life
When: You can start the is challenge whenever you’re ready to learn about yourself and your life. All you need to do is click on the ‘Start taking this course’ button directly above.

 

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The only way to transform the way you’re living your life is to first become aware of exactly how you’re living your life your life.

You couldn’t fix a car if you didn’t know what was broken, and the same thing applies to your life.

This challenge will give you the foundation-level self-awareness necessary to start to make a difference to your work, your relationships, your friendships, and your free time through self-reflection.

 

What is Self-Reflection?

Self-reflection is the act of looking back over a period of time and assessing the actions you took, the motivations behind those actions, and how you could be living your life differently.

It’s simply reflecting on your ‘self’.

That’s as complicated as it gets.

 

What do I have to do?

This self-reflection challenge is both simple and easy. All you need to do is sit down at the end of every night and ask yourself the following 4 questions:

  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?

If you’re not familiar with this type of process, these questions might be a little confusing, so let me explain:

“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.

“What did I learn about myself today?” is a question designed to get you 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 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 and desires, then you’ve answered this question correctly.

“If I could live today all over again, what would I do differently?” is a question designed to get you focussing 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.

“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.

 

How often do I have to do it?

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

Level: Beginner
Frequency: In the evening, every night
Duration: 7 days
Who’s it 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.

Level: Intermediate
Frequency: In the evening, every night
Duration: 30 days
Who’s it 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.

Level: Advanced
Frequency: In the evening, every night
Duration: 90 days
Who’s it 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.

 

What do I do next?

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 the 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 🙂