To introspect and reflect helps you know your thoughts. If you know your thoughts and your motives, you’re more in control. People who tend to avoid introspecting are usually the types who want control. They feel like they’re losing control by examining how they think and feel. Exactly the opposite is true. You cannot be in control of yourself, and of your life, unless you know your mind. Introspecting is one of the most practical–and necessary–habits you can ever develop.