“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate” ~ Oprah Winfrey
Christmas is around the corner and in a little more than 2 weeks a new year starts! This is This is usually a time where we reflect on our past year and set the goals for the next year. So while you are at it, why not take one of my favorite exercises to boost my clients’ self-confidence (and my own) and reflect not only on the past year, but on all your achievements!
Its purpose is to empower you and make you aware of what you have already achieved in your life! We are always so centered in the things that don’t work so well or what we haven’t achieved that we forget what we have already achieved. I’m sure that you have fantastic achievements in your life and in this chapter you will become aware of those past successes and use them as rocket fuel to achieve your goals and future successes! So the big question is: What great things have you achieved in your life so far?
You put yourself through college, traveled the world, have a great career, have lots of great friends. Maybe you lived abroad for a while all on your own. Or maybe you have overcome a tough childhood and major personal setbacks. Maybe you raised fantastic children. Whatever challenges you’ve overcome or successes you have achieved—now is the time to look back and celebrate them.
It’s all about your focus! In this case, it means that the more you remember and acknowledge your past successes, the more confident you’ll become. And because you are concentrating on successes you will see more opportunities for success!
Make your list! Remind yourself of your past successes! Give yourself a pat on the shoulder and say to yourself “Well done!”
The important thing is the experience of success! Get into the same state that you were in, see the success once again in your mind, feel again how it felt then!
1) Write down a list of the biggest successes you’ve achieved in your life!
2) Read them out loud and allow yourself to feel fantastic for what you have accomplished!