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ocrates, a Greek philosopher, once said, “An unexamined life is not worth living.” Self-reﬂection is the time we take in our daily life to reﬂect on ourselves. We need to self-reﬂect on our weaknesses, strengths, habits, our relationships and how we deal with other people in our lives. Let’s look at some tools that can help us reﬂect on our knowledge and resources. Developing a habit of positive self-reﬂection can improve your productivity and constructive actions. It also improves your chances of being successful.
True Potential S
Understanding the value of self-reflection
Desiree Jumchai, Self-Help Author
with being who you are. It will put you in a higher state of selfawareness and resourcefulness.
Living without fear
Transform your thinking
Your thinking can maximize your strengths and minimize your weaknesses. The art of self-reﬂection is the innate ability to look inside you and to act accordingly. It is not self criticism. It must be a positive activity bringing you closer towards your true self, enhancing your natural characteristics. You can achieve any goal you set out to achieve if you reﬂect upon and rehearse it in your mind beforehand. Positive reinforcement and visualization can aid your success. Athletes use a technique where they visualize their chosen goal and reinforce it with disciplined training. Before you succeed in doing anything, you should believe in it ﬁrst to prepare to achieve it. Learn to catch a quiet moment, close your eyes and imagine: • This is who I am: think of a positive achievement in your life and the feelings you had at the time. • Then think of the task that needs to be done and say, “I can do this.” • This is why I can do it: think of one quality you have that you will tap. • This is how I will do it: think out the sequence.
Face the fears that have become a hindrance to your life. Fears can be conquered. Imagine yourself standing face-to-face with your fear. Is this the worst that can happen? Ask yourself: How did I get into this? What things must I have done or not done? What can I do today so that this does not happen? This will rationalize and break down your fears. A transformation through your constructive actions can give you the courage to move on and free you to enjoy your true potential without fear. Don’t hold back. Embrace your fears then let them go forever. Don’t let fear take your courage. Take the plunge into the unknown and face the risks. When you plunge into the unknown, that’s when you can achieve your true potential. Desiree Jumchai is a regularly contributing self-help author to various online sites such as www.articlesbase.com.
Ask yourself tough questions
Look into your true self. Your achievements in anything you do are determined by how honest you are to yourself ﬁrst and then to the world. Examine your past failures, too. Failures are only outcomes that did not come out the way you wanted. Think of what you would do differently now if you had to do it all over again. At least once a week you need to sit down alone and confront yourself. Be honest. When you confront yourself, you start focusing on your real potential. Ask yourself questions you have been avoiding. This resolves inner conﬂicts and makes you more comfortable
Don’t let fear take your courage. Take the plunge into the unknown and face the risks. When you plunge into the unknown, that’s when you can achieve your true potential.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - Volume 3, Issue 4
Five Simple Secrets for Building a Habit that Lasts Julie Gray
Trends 2011: The looks and treatments that drove us mad— and the multifaceted methods behind them Amy Drew Thompson
2011 AACS Annual Convention Photo Spread & Recap
Economic Education: Introducing the true cost of debt to students PART ONE OF A TWO-PART SERIES Kenneth J. Zarda
Reflecting on Performance: Evaluations, goal-setting and reaching beyond Angie Shuler
Delivering a World-Class Experience: Strengthening your school’s service aptitude John DiJulius
True Potential: Understanding the value of self-reflection Desiree Jumchai
Wild Dinner Stories: Thoughts and lessons of the unexpected Jeff Pulford
Keeping Connections: Alumni programs are powerful business-building tools Angela Watson
Is One Duck Out of Line? The educator’s role in financial aid Ray Testa
Calculating Your Composite Score: Why does it matter? Philip Courtney Hogan
Beauty Link - Volume 3, Issue 4