This was an incredibly important reminder to get back into the habit of doing something we were trained to do in Business School -- and do it on a regular basis. Even though I didn't realize it until I read this blogpost, I've been thinking a lot in the past few about the importance of reflecting -- professionally and personally -- as means of looking at problematic matters at home (for instance living with a teenager who is getting less than stellar grades simply because he won't turn in his daily homework -- had I "checked it" more regularly, might he have better habits or academic discipline?) or something at work that troubles me to the point of boiling over (stewing is a waste of time, Scott -- think of what you could have gotten done if you'd just accepted the reality of the situation instead of trying to rationalize what is "wrong" about it).
By incorporating reflection into my routine, I come to recognize that I have control of much more than I realize. And that realization has happened twice in the past four days. Very timely article for me, Dr. Ackerman. Thank you!