About two months ago I was inspired by Fred Ende to start blogging everyday as a way to practice (and model) reflection.
The benefits so far:
1. I am forced to pull some learning out of every day and put it into words.
2. It helps me to reflect on the day--what went well, what didn't.
3. I get lots more practice writing.
4. I enjoy writing.
5. It's good for my health. (Thanks to my wife for finding this one.)
True, it takes time, and that's something in short supply these days.
True, I have to fight the feeling that I always have to be saying something profound. I have to remember that this is about reflection, not showing off.
True, some days I have a hard time coming up with something to write.
True, I'm pretty sure in the (near) future I'll look back on some of the things I write and shudder (for various reasons).
But that's the point, right?
Honored that you found my experiences intriguing enough to give this a try, William. As you mention, Number 1 is extremely powerful. Forcing ourselves to take learning from each and every day isn't always easy, but is is necessary, no matter how profound or how obvious. If you ever need help to keep the process going, let me know! Looking forward to celebrating your completion of this work with you in the future!ReplyDelete