You want to get better? Then ask yourself these questions (every week)

Getting better - a desire that drives many people. Especially at work, many strive to do their jobs better, to develop their skills, to take on more responsibility, to develop themselves personally and professionally, to make a career. The desire itself is indeed a good starting point, but on its own he is not enough to actually make a change. So how do you get better? In short: through self-reflection . Or easier: by asking, It is important to deal with the current situation, with (supposed) successes or defeats as well as with one's own goals over and over again (self-critically) - and then act accordingly. The following questions should therefore not only be asked today to improve, but ideally every week ...

You want to get better?  Then ask yourself these questions (every week)

Why is it so hard to question yourself?
With a few questions should you get better? For some, the idea may just cause skepticism and doubt . With improvement, they combine hard work and a lot of practice needed to make progress.

Of course, that is also a right path, but it requires that you know what you are working on, why and for what . There is a nice bon mot:

It would be unwise to climb the ladder, only to find out above that they were leaning against the wrong wall.

So-called reflection questions assume the function of guard rails . They give us orientation, lead us on our way (or on this back) and serve as a yardstick, how much we have already reached and traveled along the route.

So it's really easy. But is not it then unfortunately ...

Reflection can give impulses for improvement - but it also often costs effort and overcoming . Just the time you have to take for it (and with yourself), scares off some. Add to that another point: honesty .

Those who question themselves regularly, should not fool themselves , otherwise you can save the effort confidently. Who wants to hear in his soliloquy only, we great he or she is, can also be sounded by Dauerapplaus from the Internet. Benefit: zero.

And that also makes it so difficult to question yourself:

It feels uncomfortable.
Hardly anyone is accustomed to self-critically questioning their own situation. It just feels weird to ask ourselves unsparing questions that you may never have had to face in your life.

Many are afraid of the answer.
The answers to some questions are simply uncomfortable and we often try to deny or suppress such findings for as long as possible. Questions of reflection also always stir up fear of knowing things about us that one might not even want to know.

Nevertheless, you should face the challenges - it's worth it. A serious and above all honest engagement with our life, our job, our goals ALWAYS leads to personal growth. And you get better - inevitably. Promised..

These questions should be asked every week to get better
The first question you should ask yourself is: What do I want to improve?

Only when you know what you really want to work for can you change something and start a process. However, there are other questions that you will probably face weekly to make sure that you are successful and improve . In this way, you not only learn a great deal about your current professional situation, but also find out at which points and in which areas there is still potential.

Accordingly, these seven questions can help you get better:

What would I like to accomplish this week?
If you want to get better, you need a clear goal. Ask yourself again every week what you want to achieve. Only in this way can you actually recapitulate whether you have achieved your goals and improved . Without this control function, the motivation to continue working on an improvement will be lost after a short time.

What problems could I solve?
Not everyone has the confidence they need to get better. Many people stand in their own way with these self-doubts - especially those who do not believe in being able to do anything at all. Remembering which difficulties you have solved and can master in the future gives you a strong boost. And once again the wheel in the hand.

What did I waste time with?
Granted, not a pleasant question - especially for chronic procrastinators . However, in retrospect, the point and the insight are important in order to be able to act differently in the future and make better use of their time. Understanding when and why you tend to waste time will help improve your self-management .

What am I the most annoyed about?
A customer, a colleague or maybe even about yourself? To get better, it can be important to question one's own emotions : which situation has upset you - and, above all, why? This way, you learn to deal better with unpleasant experiences and experiences and to process negative emotions better - also setbacks , mistakes and defeats .

What gave me the most pleasure?
What counts for anger, frustration and anger, is also valid for positive emotions: identifying what is fun and enjoyable not only elevates one's mood and increases motivation. It also helps you to become better because you can recognize your passions and talents in it . And maybe you should improve yourself in those areas that will bring you pleasure anyway.

What difficulties could arise?
The better you are prepared for the hurdles that can be encountered along the way, the easier they can be overcome. Here is a little foresight required, so you actually get better. Think about which stones might be in your way - so you can avoid nasty surprises and focus on progress .

What do I want to change?
A particularly difficult question, since many changes go hand in hand with sometimes uncomfortable consequences and losses . A job change may lead to a financial dry spell; In order to solve conflicts, one has to speak eye to eye with those concerned ... As the saying goes, it has to get worse before it can get better. But sometimes there is no way around changing things to make improvements possible . So stay honest with yourself and ask yourself what you would change - no matter how pleasant that is. Then it's time to assess the risk and take the necessary step.

We wish you a lot of success with the reflection exercise and your personal development journey.

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