Among the Akan people, the sankofa bird represents the work of reflecting on the past, drawing forward what’s good, and making good with the past in the present.
A good review enables you to do that with your own history.
Reflect on your last decade: 2006-2016. When you can identify the consistent patterns in your recent past, that gives you a great basis for interpreting your current life and recurring experiences.
Earlier this year I designed a tool for auditing 10 life zones, evaluating one’s health in those zones, and taking concrete action to progress. (Right-click on the two images in the slideshow below and save them to your device so you can come back to them later.)
Trace your last few steps so you can plan your next few steps, and review the full landscape of your life so that you don’t miss patterns that are connected.
If this process helps you as you review your recent past this week, send me a note and tell me.