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Does Introspection Assist in Self Progression?

Why would we need to examine our lives? What benefit does ityield? Isn't it just rehashing the past?

All of these questions have merit and I will examine each in thisarticle.

Self progression has a strong tie to one's willingness to be able toreflect on pertinent decisions. Moreover, this task, if done dailyand immediately after an action or decision, can bear much fruit.

Have you ever sat and stared out at something beautiful like aglassy lake or a foggy mountain and simply thought about your lifeand what it seemingly means?

This, simply put, is the nuts and bolts of introspection. Tointrospect is, in basic terms, reflecting or self examining whatcertain things mean to you. Introspection allows you to askyourself why you should or shouldn't have done something acertain way.

Asking poignant, yet logical, questions to yourself and resolving tocome out more insightful because of this action, clears theambiguities of life.

Becoming accountable to yourself as well as others is an extremelyempowering concept. This means that whatever comes around thebend or up the hill, you are resolved to face it without the worry ofcontaminating something due to your actions or lack thereof.

This, in turn, certainly becomes a sort of purification process andeases any turmoils that rattle your subconscious. It's trulybeneficial to resist stagnation, strive for self progression, and discover introspection's significant importance.

Without a doubt, many people would argue that the past is just thepast, and rehashing it is merely a waste of time, so just moveforward.

Well, moving forward is one thing. However, dissecting yourrecent and long-term past, is truly the only way we can learn fromour mistakes, keeping those lessons learned always in our backpocket.

Don't be afraid to be critical, if your actions or lack thereof,warrant it.

In self examination, sometimes you need to be a tough critic. Thisconcept raises the bar of standards and ensures that it doesn'tnaturally slide downward due to self-neglect.

Constantly moving forward should only proceed once examinationand accountability has been achieved. It is definitely nothing lessthan horrible advice to forget about everything when people saythis. It is basically saying turn the other cheek to reality and stepaway by moving forward.

Although, there are many scenarios in life, like a breakup in arelationship, where sometimes moving forward sooner than later isindicated; however, these still need the assistance of introspection.

In the event your ego is simply too important because everythingyou do or touch usually turns to gold and silver anyway, then it'stime to check that at the door.

By not checking your ego or narcissism, your simply becoming likethat of a plant that never grows. You are always fed with waterand sunlight but, due to your lack of introspection, you stay staticamongst the many others becoming taller and stronger around you.

Committing to yourself to daily self examination will undoubtedlyimprove your moral character, but more importantly, help in youroverall self progression. Resolve to become and stay permanentlycommitted.

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