Are you in need of some encouragement or motivation for yourself or your client? Take a few moments to look at some of the accomplishments you have made from the time you were born. Everyone has done some great things. If you are finding your list short or boring, you may want to examine your “done’s” from a different perspective. Sometimes perseverance and tenacity are the characteristic strengths to celebrate. Here are a few key words to get you or your client’s thinking in this direction.
I have Finished
Example – high school, completed online course, read Bleak House
I have Progressed
Example – got a job after college, received advancement in company, went from board member- at- large to president of organization
Example – lived in a house undergoing remodel for one year, sustained working for world’s most difficult boss for a year in my twenties, managed three-hour daily commute for 18 months
Example – I maintained a full-time job while raising 3 children, I maintained my attendance at exercise class for two years, I maintained reading at least 3 books a month for the past year
Example – declined to utilize local poor quality dry cleaners after receiving bad service, changed physician due to ongoing appointment inconvenience issues