Reflection…

No, not the reflection you see in the mirror.  Rather, the type of reflection that makes you think deeply and carefully about something.

Sometimes we reflect on things of the past that we missed out on or the mistakes we made over the years.

Reflecting can make you smile, it can make you cry, or it can simply make you think about the things you deem so important that you lose yourself in it.

Reflecting can sometimes become your greatest motivator, the thing that makes you tick and want to strive to be better.

What do you find yourself thinking so deeply about that you drift into a daze?  How does it make you feel?  Do you have regrets or do you feel refreshed when you reflect on past events in your life?

Well, if you’re like me, I’ve reflected over the years about mistakes, missed opportunities, misunderstandings, misdirection, misinformation, and a host of other mishaps.

But you know what I’ve finally realized?  All those years that I’ve spent reflecting on those negative things, sadly, have held me back from reinventing, rediscovering, repairing, rebuilding, and rejoicing.

Of course, I’m reflecting on the great blessings in my life now, but imagine where I’d be if I had done this 2 decades ago.  I say this now, no longer with regret, but with wisdom.

Let your reflections be an acknowledgement of the positive things you’ve experienced and let the other things fade into the background where they belong, because the time you spend dwelling on those things which do not make you feel good about you, steals away your opportunity and motivation to make new and better memories that you can reflect on later.

Just something to think about…

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