Ep. 140 Questions to Help You Reflect on 2021

Most of us may be so busy trying to move forward with our lives that we rarely take a moment to slow down and be at one with our thoughts.

In this episode, Jill and Nick answer five questions to help simplify the self-reflection process. It’s important to take action toward your goals, but it is also equally important to pause and look back. What went well this year? What was a big challenge this year? We dive into an honest conversation about what we want to keep doing and what we plan on changing to live more aligned to our values.

Enjoy your walk, commute or however you consume podcasts and thanks for hanging out with us!


"Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful." ~ Margaret J. Wheatley

"Honest self-understanding liberates us from our stuck emotions." ~ C Terry Warner

"Our self-image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become." ~ Maxwell Martz

"Reflection...looking back so the view looking forward is clearer." ~ Unknown

“Self-reflection entails asking yourself questions about your values, assessing your strengths and failures, thinking about your perceptions and interactions with others, and imagining where you want to take your life in the future.” ~ Robert L. Rosen

“Don't become too preoccupied with what is happening around you. Pay more attention to what is going on within you." ~ Mary-Frances Winters

"Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people." ~ Carl Jung

“Honest self reflection opens your mind to reprogramming, change, success and freedom.” ~ Vikas Runwal

“We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience." ~ John Dewey


Blog Post: Self-Reflection Quotes


Dive into self-reflection and celebrate what has been so good this year. If you don’t know where to begin, check out the five questions we chatted about in this episode!

  1. Did you embody the vision and theme you set for yourself at the beginning of the year?

  2. What accomplishment are you most proud of?

  3. What didn't go well? Were there things you wanted to do but didn’t? What happened?

  4. What was the best thing that happened this year?

  5. If you could describe this year using one word, what would that be? Why?


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