Self reflection. This is something we all do at certain times in our lives, even when we don't know we are self reflecting. Taking time to ask yourself questions about what you do or don't like about yourself or the decisions you have recently made in your life is self reflection. When you want to change the type of clothes your wear or your hair color or style, this is a form of self reflection.
As we near the end of the year we are doing some self reflecting. The students, the staff, parents, board members, and administration. What can we do differently next year? What should be our approach? Did we make use of all our resources? Are we providing the right resources? Question after question after question, all leading to self reflection. Ultimately these questions will help lead us to the answers that identify where we want to go in our future, what we want to accomplish, and who we are.
Sometimes we have to ask ourselves the hard questions and give ourselves the honest answers we need. Because, what we want to have happen may not always be what we need to have happen as a result of looking back. Sometimes our self reflection leads us to discover some pretty incredible things about ourselves. How we choose to move forward isn't just about ourselves, but it can also be about those around us who influencee our daily lives.