Deliberate practice and purposeful reflection. These are the two most valuable tools for developing your skills. Purposeful Reflection helps you figure out what you have learned.
Focus on the things that happened, and understanding why some things worked and some did not.
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Wisdom is hard to define. And, it’s harder still to acquire. When I wrote a book about how to become wise, called ‘Smart to Wise’, I learned something when I was researching it. The people whom others regard as wise do one thing systematically. They reflect on their experiences and try to understand them.
These are the people whom others look to for pointers to difficult decisions, for advice, and inspiration. Wouldn’t you want to be seen as wise one day?
If you do, start a practice of purposeful reflection. Spend time thinking about what has happened and how it came about.
It’s the end of the year soon. You may have done your goal-setting for next year. Or you may be planning to do it soon. Perhaps you don’t plan to do it (but that would be a mistake).
Set aside a good hour so you can do some quality thinking. Look back over the last year. Think about the events, big and small. The choices you made. How things worked out. And what can you learn from them.
It matters far less whether you make lots of notes or none. Even whether you draw profound conclusions or feeble insights. Trust that, if you direct your attention, your mind will find something golden amongst the rubble.
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Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.
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