Self-examination – the careful examination of your own actions, behaviours, action models, attitudes and beliefs to determine whether they are still effective or became ineffective – is a practise that needs to run in synchronicity with activities before, during and after any change project being tackled. It is strongly advised that self-examination becomes a habit that is conducted frequently – preferably on a daily basis – to keep things on track, to regain control of your life and prevent (or at least limit) possible derailments of any change management project SMARTly.
Unfortunately, self-examination isn’t something that happens spontaneously. You must deliberately put a self-examination practice into motion (i.e. you have to set yourself on “fire”… so to speak), and keep it “burning” by continuously asking and answering critical questions by yourself.