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3 Steps to Success: Reflect - Explore - Acknowledge

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

Here are 3 ways to have a great week . . .

It is Monday and we always believe something wonderful will happen so here are three ways to have a great week from The Whine Bar by Ally Brown CPC

Set yourself up to achieve what you want to …

- Reflect on past mistakes and successes. This is not a time to beat ourself up or pat ourself on the back. It is a time to look at what went wrong, and to learn what could have be done differently. Take a few moments to see what caused things to go in a positive direction, and to determine if there is a common denominator. By developing the habit of stepping back to reflect on our successes and on our mistakes, it allows for us to have greater insight into our thought processes and how we handle certain situations. In turn, this will lay the foundation for being happier with the outcomes of the decisions we make.

- Explore our level of self-confidence. There is no doubt that if we believe in ourself and our abilities, we are better equipped to stand behind in the choices we make and better able to handle any obstacles that may get in our way. However, if we are overly confident that can negatively impact us almost just as much as if we had little confidence. Although we may commit to a decision, we need to fully understand and accept that there may be factors that we did not consider in making the choice that we did. This may be because we were unaware of said factors at the time, or that there are just simply things that are out of our control. Remaining confident yet humble will ensure the that we are willing to consider other possibilities, that we are open to other perspectives and will increase the chance of attaining a more favorable outcome.

- Acknowledge the Gremlins. The Gremlins are those little voices in our head that can bring about doubt, misery and false thinking. In this case, they make us think we know better. However, in reality, our Gremlins are just lazy little manipulators trying to get us to the quickest decision possible so that we can move on. For example, going with the first idea that pops into your head. I'm talking to you major impulse purchase. Now, take a step back and think about whether or not you regularly listen to your Gremlins when you make a choice, a decision - it doesn't matter whether it's the candy bar at the checkout line or to change careers. Don't judged yourself harshly if you do so, as it's a common method to make decisions. After all, our Gremlins are a part of us. However, when we are able to acknowledge it's our Gremlins talking to us, we can then pause and analyze what effect they are having on our decision-making, and the outcomes that have resulted. Would the outcomes have been more favorable if the Gremlins choice did not triumph? If so, try to make it a habit to recognize when you jump to conclusions and why you did so. And if there is a Gremlin behind your decision making wheel, try regaining control. You may just enjoy the road you travel down when you are in the drivers seat.



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