” In order to grow and become a better person you have to admit your faults and admit that there are things that you need to work on”. Virginia Satir
Self-Awareness Exercise—Setting Focused Goals
This one of my favorite exercises because taking an audit on critical aspects of your life increases your ability to be more Self-Aware.
“START-STOP-CONTINUE” Self-Reflection Audit Process.
Exercise Directions: In each area of your life,-family, career, spiritual, fitness, finances, personal development, business relationships, and fun/relaxation-ask yourself:
- What do I need to start doing?
- What do I need to stop doing?
- What do I need to continue doing?
After reflecting and answering these 3 questions for each area of you life space use a new page in your Learning Journal and write down your reflections and insights and actions you are committed to take in the next week. It may sound simple, but these three lists will become the keys for uncovering what goals you want to set for personal change and supporting your desire for “growth” and maximizing your potential.
Basically, this is about doing more of the kind of things that energize you and less of what moves you away from where you want to be. Sounds easy enough, but the fact of the matter is most people have a difficult time doing this exercise. They may make some superficial attempt to reflect on these questions, but will ultimately give up on these changes because their words are not backed up with –clear images of where they are now and where they want to go in the future and a commitment to a clear and focused action plan to take them there.