The Power of Reflecting on Your Defining MomentsMar 01, 2023
I believe we all know the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result.
Our actions can be the very definition of insanity if we’re not taking the time to reflect on the choices we make in our defining moments of leadership.
Considering many of the defining moments in our life we won’t recognize them as defining moments, until we take time to reflect on them, makes this even more important to accomplish! And some we won’t recognize until the opportunity gained from them comes to fruition.
Ensuring we take time to reflect on defining moments from the past helps us gain experience from them rather than letting them go by unrecognized and having learned little or nothing from the experience. When we learn from these, we gain wisdom to apply in future defining moments and break the cycle of making the same mistakes over and over again.
I don’t know who said it, but I think we’ve all heard the saying that those who do not study history are destined to repeat its mistakes. It’s no different in leadership. If we are not evaluating and learning from our experiences, we are missing the opportunity to have a better future.