In my last post I shared my morning routine and shared how how you start your day can impact the results in your life and in your business.
If you missed that post be sure to check it out here. Today I’m sharing about the power of monthly reflection. Taking the time to reflect not only benefits you as you move forward in life and in business, but it’s also a spiritual principle.
So many times in scripture God instructions His people to remember, and not just to remember but to reflect.
One popular example of this type of instruction that stands out for me is in Exodus 20:8-11:
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
In this scripture, God commands us to remember and then goes on to explain why we need to not only remember, but also reflect on the meaning of the Sabbath.
One of the things I love about the start of a new month is that it offers you the opportunity to reflect on God’s goodness. In fact, in my Passion Planner (one of the resources that I mentioned in the last blog post) they have a monthly reflection section, in this section you have to complete the following questions:
1. What was the most memorable part of this past month? Describe it.
2. What were the three biggest lessons you've learned in this past month?
3. Review your monthly activity. Are you happy with how you spent your time? If not, what steps can you take next month to adjust them?
4. What did you accomplish this past month? What are you most proud of?
5. How are you different between this past month and the month before it?
6. What or who are you especially grateful for this past month?
7. Name three things you can improve on this upcoming month?
8. From 1-10, how do you feel overall about this past month?
I enjoy doing this exercise on a monthly bases and I find that it helps me to stay focused, motivated and encouraged. What are your thoughts on monthly reflection? Do you practice monthly reflection? If so, do you have a structed reflection that consist of answering questions like the Passion Planner or does it consist of something else?