So you want to practice your reflective actions? Here are some suggestions from the author (for more check out pages 108-109):
- Treat time as a precious resource; spend your time doing only what you can.
- Minimize doing what others can do.
- Have a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly plan for accomplishing your goals.
- Design every action to a clear objective; leave no action open-ended.
- Continually clarify your values and examine the link between your values and your actions; see that your values and behavior are always aligned.
- Do not give in to taking the easy way out.
- Understand your weaknesses and work to improve them; understand your strengths and work to build on them.
- Schedule some play into your life (my favorite!)
Reference: Quinn, Robert E. (2004). Building the Bridge As You Walk On It: A Guide for Leading Change. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishing, Co.
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