One of the core skills in self improvement is the ability to learn from your experience. When you learn from your experience, you can change how you do things, and get better results next time.
So what do you ask yourself?
Stop, reflect, and answer these three questions…
1. What did I want to happen?
2. What actually happened?
3. What caused the gap – or What contributed to success?
Note: You MUST start the answer to this question with “I did…” or “I did not…”
4. What am I going do about it next time?
Note: You MUST start the answer to this question with “I will…” or “I will not…”
Keep it short and simple, and stick to the questions. A long story is not required.
You can also use these simple but powerful questions as a tool to coach others.
For more ideas and details on how to debrief, click here.
My best wishes, Paul