Acknowledge Your Achievements

Last month, Beth Turner mentioned in one of our telegatherings that she keeps an “I Did It!” list. Instead of crossing things off on her task list and losing them forever, she moves them to a list of accomplishments so she can see clearly everything she has done. What a fantastic idea!

Coach Cynthia Morris encourages you to do the same. She says:

I find that doing a separate list, with a title like "What I accomplished this week" carries more weight than a to do list that you will then throw away.

(Read her entire blog entry for more ideas.)

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3 thoughts on “Acknowledge Your Achievements”

  1. Great idea! One of my biggest problems is lack of confidence in myself which tends to paralyze action. Keeping a list of accomplishments has got to be a good confidence booster. Every month in my day planner, I make a list of all the things I want to get done that month. At the end of the month, I check off what I’ve done, but often it hasn’t been very many things, and that’s discouraging. Then I decided to add on other things I had gotten done during the month that weren’t on the list and was surprised to discover it was often a very long list! Now I feel much better about myself at the end of the month and am eager to get to the next month’s activities.

  2. Colleen Lambert

    A really fun way to see what you’ve done at the end of a day or week is to use a big yellow highlighter pen. At the end of the day or week, there’s nothing like seeing a big, block of bright yellow on the page of your ‘to-do’ list! I’ve been doing this for years, and I find it helps me see a long list of tasks as not quite so daunting.

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