It’s easy to forget your achievements and successes — whether it’s being a parent, running a marathon, achieving something small yet important, or taking the first steps to start your own business.
Our successes are personal to us and we all define success differently. There is no right or wrong. How we feel about a successful moment tends to include a feeling of satisfaction, pride, accomplishment.
It’s a worthwhile exercise to really take time out to document those things you have achieved in your life that made you proud, that you did against the odds, where you stepped out of your comfort zone.
You can include some of these in your on-line profiles, as evidence when attracting clients or when applying for work.
Keeping the details in a journal creates a resource that you can come back to when maybe things aren’t going so well and you could do with reminding of how amazing you really are!
The important thing about your greatest successes is how they make you feel now as you look back.
So, let’s get to your greatest successes.
In your journal, use the age ranges and see if you can’t come up with at least on greatest success for each age span.
I’d like you to specifically take note of events that occurred in the following time blocks.
Allow your unconscious to come up with the answers and you may be surprised to come up with events from the first range.
Prenatal Conception to birth
- Infancy and Birth–2 years
- Early childhood 2–6 years
- Middle childhood 6–11 years
- Adolescence 11–18
- Early adulthood 18–40 years
- Middle adulthood 40–65 years
- Late adulthood 65 years–death
Describe the success in as much detail as possible. Include what you saw, what you went through, what you heard, the emotions, the challenge and what motivated you. What was your why? Tell the story of your achievement and if you have some sort of evidence, photo or keepsakes then find it to go with your story.
Make sure to include how YOU made a difference, what you overcame or what was extraordinary and describe what made you proud.