I Am a Success
I’m my own biggest critic — as I’m sure many of us are. So it’s been valuable for me to continue to make myself aware of the recent successes I’ve had.
This way, no matter what happens, I still feel like I’m on top and I have added incentive to continue pushing forward.
The main thing though, is that I know my competition. My competition is only in the mirror; I never compete with anyone else.
I don’t track accomplishments to celebrate myself.
The main reason that I continue to keep a list is so I know the direction that I am heading in.
When I feel like a failure, I look at recent successes and remind myself of who I really am, a success.
Even if I have not gone totally where I want to yet or gotten totally where I’d like to be yet, I know that I am on the way there because of the accomplishments that I already have.
And the power of “I am” statements is at full force through the constant reminder of me telling myself and reminding myself that I am a success.
There are many great reasons that we should keep a list of accomplishments:
1. It will be easier to quickly update your resume or negotiate for a raise.
2. It provides an instant happiness boost and can improve our overall mindset.
3. A list of accomplishments can help hold you accountable and give your more motivation to continue working for more.
What is your greatest recent accomplishment? Why was it important to you?