Reflection templates

TEMPLATE 1 (personal)

Factors contributing to this:

What am I feeling right now?

The logical next steps would be:

I can reduce risk of this going forward by:

TEMPLATE 2 (from Derek Sivers)

What’s wrong?

Am I in danger?

Am I in pain?


  • Why is that bad?
  • What could be good about this problem?
  • Why did I want this in the first place?
  • Is there another way to get this?
  • What would this look like if it were easy?
  • What’s easier now considering the new situation?
  • What’s the most direct way to get what I wanted?
  • What if I decide to embrace the opposite, and do the opposite of what I had planned?
  • What would be the most interesting of the new options?
  • What would the plan that goes with the flow of past experiences?