In The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, John Maxwell illuminates the importance of learning to “pause to allow growth to catch up with you.” He refers to this as the Law of Reflection.
There is another habit, however, often masquerading as reflection, that can undermine your success. That habit is processing.
What I mean by “processing” is an intense stream of thoughts that are focused on analyzing why something didn’t work, what you should have done differently, who was right and who was wrong, etc.
From the outside, processing might look like you are reflecting in quiet solitude. Read more…