Day 2 of 21
"Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful."
- Margaret J. Wheatley, “It’s An Interconnected World”
- Reflect on your past experiences and consider how you can make more equitable decisions in the future.
- Take an honest look at your life and how you can improve your interactions with others.
- Take responsibility for your actions — both good or bad.
Choose one or more of these daily activities to learn about today’s topic. Plan to set aside 15 to 30 minutes to complete the activities and journal about your thoughts and feelings.
Watch “Simon Sinek on How Reflection Informs Personal Growth” (1:19) to learn how to step back and evaluate your actions.
Listen to the song “Photograph” (4:21) by Nickelback. Look out for this lyric: “Life’s better now than it was back then. If I was them, I wouldn’t let me in.”
Read “How to Improve With Self Reflection” (3 min) by Dr. Keith E. Webb for ideas on how to reflect more deeply.
Capture what you learned by writing down your thoughts and feelings about today's content.
- What was your “aha moment” (moment of surprise or new information)?
- Does this information change your perspective?
- How will you use what you learned today to create more equitable spaces?
- Recall a time when you acted inequitably. How could you have changed your behavior?
- Recall a time when you were proud of yourself for handling an uncomfortable situation well. How could you use that strategy in the future?
Download a free journal page for today.
Share your reflections on today’s topic on social media using the hashtag #IowaEquityChallenge.
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