I found myself sidelined one day by a stress headache and all the tasks on my to-do list ended up being tossed that day.
It left me feeling frustrated and even more stressed (no wonder it wouldn’t go away!). However, the next day I took a deep breath, reassessed, created a new to-do list and kept moving forward.
Reviewing my postponed plans with my personal coach I shared how differently I would have handled that situation (and others) a couple of years ago. We spent a couple minutes chatting about that and she asked me if I had a coaching request for the week.
Well, we ended up creating a list of how far I’ve come over the last two years and I found the exercise to be wonderful.
So, if you’re willing to play along and toot your own horn a bit ask yourself these questions:
- What do you easily do now that was really difficult one or two years ago? What changed?
- What situations no longer throw you off balance?
- What have you accomplished?
- Where do you surprise yourself?
- Where are you now professionally?
- Where are you now personally?
We dismiss our accomplishments too easily sometimes. So, take the time to truly think about these questions.
And if you’re having problems with the exercise, ask yourself: if you were talking with the you from two years ago, what positive things would you tell them they have to look forward to?
The last step is to CELEBRATE! You truly are amazing and deserve to be acknowledged for that.
I would absolutely love it if you would share some of your accomplishments in the comments below!