If you are struggling to find answers to your questions throughout everyday life, it may be time to do some self-reflection. In these moments, we must ask ourselves, what is the issue? What is causing the problem? How will the issue get resolved? Am I part of the problem or solution?
If you never question yourself, congratulations, you aren’t human. For us, mere mortals, however, questioning ourselves or those around us is like a morning cup of coffee, just another routine part of life.
Through various experiences, I’ve come to know 3 keys to self-reflection:
Finding answers by questioning: It’s easy to question your circumstances in life. Whether it be a friendship or dream that you always question, it’s a rather normal part of life. Often, it’s how we find answers. Yet, as a part of this process, we must not just challenge those around us but ourselves, too.
Looking within: The answer to most of your questions is within you. Most of us don’t realize this on a day to day basis. We go searching for answers to our questions outside of ourselves. It’s not easy. It’s difficult to look within, into the window of your soul. It’s hard to examine yourself and easier to question those around you. To view yourself on some pedestal, as if you have no role in the outcome of your decisions. As hard as it may be, we must challenge ourselves to look within. If you are currently dealing with an issue in your life, ask yourself, how much are you a part of the said issue?
Holding yourself accountable/Being proactive in the process: If you refuse to believe you have no impact on situations in your daily life, you won’t receive the change you seek. It’s when we hold ourselves accountable that we see the ultimate truth. Usually, the truth lies within you. Involving yourself in the process of self-reflection is crucial, hence the self in self-reflection. If you don’t hold yourself accountable, who will? No one. It’s why we must reflect on our own decisions and mistakes because they are the only ones we can control. By doing so, you are one step closer to self-reflection.
Finding answers by questioning, looking within, and holding yourself accountable/being proactive in the process are 3 keys to self-reflection. Without them, you won’t be able to open the door.