It’s really easy for us to get down on ourselves when we haven’t yet achieved the big career, business or lifestyle goals that we’ve set. First, disappointment kicks in. Then we start doubting our abilities, skills and expertise. Right around the corner, we start doubting our career goals and vision of success.
When we feel this way, this is the time for us to reflect on all that we’ve achieved. This is the time for us to stop, look back and see how far we’ve come, even if we haven’t yet crossed the finish line. This month, I want you to do just that. I want you to make the time to journal all that you’ve achieved this year.
Think of all of the hurdles, obstacles and challenges that you’ve had to overcome. Think of all the things that you’ve done that, nine or twelve months ago, were really scary. They really challenged you. They were things that you never thought you could do. Perhaps now, it’s a piece of cake.
If you don’t want to write it down, a fun way to do it is to call a close colleague, mastermind buddy or friend. Just talk about it. Talk about how you’ve been thinking about everything that’s happened over the past nine months. Get in a dialogue. They will probably be able to pitch in and share things that they’ve seen you do that you didn’t even recognize.
When we stop and reflect on all that we’ve achieved, even if we still have more to do, we reignite our energy. We acknowledge ourselves. We will be pretty impressed. This month, have fun reflecting on how far you’ve come. It will help you thrive at work and in your career.