What is leadership reflection? Perhaps it is about putting things in perspective. About placing ourselves in the long arc of time.
In a lot of my work with clients I encourage them to be present, to live in this moment as fully as they can. Holding this understanding can be one of the most life-changing perspectives I know.
But, sometimes, it is hard to do that in a healthy way. We get lost in our thoughts, feelings and emotions. The rush and busyness and challenges of life make it hard for us to settle. And if our thoughts and feelings are not positive, we can get stuck a rut that it is hard to get out of.
When you find that this is happening to you, try asking this question:
If you met your future self, what advice would they share with you?
I'd like to invite you to really sit with that question for a while. Consider it from different angles. Enjoy the change of perspective. Pay attention to whatever happens.
After all, whatever advice comes to mind, you can be certain it comes from someone with your very best interests at heart.