Reflection - the image we see bounced back at us from a mirrored surface. We take a look at how we shape up. That examination can range from the very superficial and cosmetic all the way to deep assessments of purpose, motivation, intention, and meaning.
Reflection - a mental exercise in which we take stock of who we are or what happened, and make some judgement calls about how we respond to those realities. In essence, we evaluate the level of our satisfaction with our performance (or that of our team) in some endeavor, or in life.
Both forms of reflection provide important data in relation to these questions:
How we doin' right now?
How did we get in this shape?
What improvement measures are needed?
Are those measures needed in cosmetic terms, in behavioral terms, in mindset terms?
Reflection yields its best results when we engage in it often.
Path corrections are best made before we get 100 miles (or 6 months) down the road.