You’ve probably heard about me talking about success journals in the past.
I think they’re really useful tools. They help you keep track of how well you’ve done and how far you’ve come.
But I understand that some of you feel a little uncomfortable with them.
Almost like you’re boasting about how great you are.
I don’t think keeping a success journal is the same as boasting.
Boasting is if you pay for a huge billboard somewhere with your face plastered all over it. It’s if you’re seeing a group of friends and all you do is tell them how amazing you are.
A success journal isn’t the same thing.
Here’s what I want you to remember.
It’s critical that we remind ourselves how far we’ve come. It’s so easy to lose sight. You get a few months down the line and you start to forget what things used to be like.
Or, something bad happens and conjures up those negative emotions again. You feel like slipping back into those old habits that you’ve worked so hard to break.
That’s when you dip into your success journal.
That’s when you look at October and see that you dropped a couple of kilos that month. And in November, you met that great group of people whom you love spending time with.
You check what you did last week and see that you made more steps forward.
Some of those achievements are huge. Some are tiny. But they’re all combining to get you to where you need to go.
And sometimes, you need reminding of just how far you’ve come when that voice in your head starts trying to drag you down.
It’s so important that you appreciate yourself.
Give yourself a little pat on the back for all of the hard work you’ve put in. Let those good feelings wash over you so that you feel amazing again.
You’re a winner. And you deserve to feel like one. Don’t ever let anybody, whether it’s somebody in your life or that voice in your mind, tell you otherwise.
I believe in you.