I think this image is a great metaphor for how we grow as individuals as well. All too often we only look at where we are and what we are now. This can cause feelings of self-doubt and failure because we haven’t yet reached the heights we’ve dreamed of.
We fail to take the time to look back and see how far we’ve come.
Taking the time to look at how far you’ve come can produce feelings of success and accomplishment. These feelings of success and accomplishment can act as a fuel to keep you propelling forward toward your ultimate goals.
So here are a few suggestions to help you “appreciate” how far you’ve come.
- Don’t throw out those finished to-do lists. Keep them in a file so you can look back to see all you’ve accomplished.
- Take a moment at the end of every day to look at what went well that day.
- Set aside time in your schedule to review all that you accomplished
- every month,
- every quarter,
- and every year.
- Acknowledge what you have learned through your successes and your perceived failures.
Here's to your success!