I have kept an accomplishment journal for close to twenty years. This is a small notebook that contains a running list of my life’s accomplishments and achievements. This is a very personal but powerful tool. Think of it like a running “to do list” but one that has been done.
Accomplishments are personal goals I have achieved (Distinguished Toastmaster Award), business developments (designed initial NSGCD Certificate and Certification program), new skills I have learned (begin blog – Transition Your Life) , developing my website www.terryprince.com, books I have read and finished (Bleak House), big or special trips I have made (Sweden).
Sometimes the accomplishments I list and record are private acknowledgments I have received (emails, letters, small tokens). These accomplishments however, are not all tangible awards, promotions or credentials. Instead the accomplishments I list are often conversations I have had, times when I have been fully present or times when I supported my family members, business partners or friends with certain activities, ideas, actions or inaction’s.
The accomplishment journal provides me a sense of my life’s history, patterns and of stretch. When I want to venture into something new, I often spend a short period of time reflecting on my achievements and accomplishments. This gives me the strength and courage to proceed and go forward.
Consider taking the time to locate a small attractive book to become your accomplishment journal. Make your first entry –
- 2-09 Purchased an Accomplishment Journal