THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-REFLECTION

A recent study by Harvard Business School Professor, Francesca Gino, revealed that employees who spent 15 minutes at the end of the day reflecting about lessons learned, performed 23% better after 10 days than those who didn’t. 

Besides increasing your performance, did you know about these other benefits of self-reflection?

1. Increasing your EI

Taking time to think about your work is extremely helpful in creating a better sense of who you are, who you want to be, and how you will get there. This helps build two components of emotional intelligence (EI): self-awareness and self-regulation. 

Self-awareness is when you accept the reality of your behavior, emotions, strengths and weaknesses. Self-regulation is the ability to control or redirect your disruptive emotions and impulses and adapt to changing circumstances.

Use your Beaconforce Mood Log (found in your profile) to help keep track of your mood,  monitor your life patterns and identify your triggers.

2. Adhering to your Core Values

Clarifying your core values will help strengthen your integrity and lead you to make better decisions. Integrity is often put to the test in stressful situations. That is why good leaders draw upon their core values to guide them through difficult times 

View your Mood History (accessed through your profile),  to review your key decisions and feelings.  With consistent use you’ll begin to solidify your core values and refine your decision making process.

3. Improving your Confidence

Confidence is crucial for managing a busy, complex job.knowing your strengths and how you can build upon them, builds confidence. So does closing the gaps in our areas of weakness. 

Just a few minutes of self-reflection, every day, can put you in control of your career and take you to new heights you never imagined possible.  

Answering Beaconforce questions every day gives you a perfect opportunity for self-reflection, and frequent use of your personal dashboard will help you understand your strengths and areas of development. 

What are you waiting for?! 

“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” – Margaret J. Wheatley, American Writer