Last week I wrote a post about taking responsibility for our perspectives, and the actions and outcomes those generate. It’s a bit of a tough message. It’s easier to blame others or circumstances when things don’t go as we’d like. The good news is that I have a powerful antidote for the “tough” part, and that is slowing down to appreciate the positive impact of who you are and what you do. It is so common, in life’s rush and if we are hard on ourselves, to jump over our successes, accomplishments and positive impact. When we do that, we don’t feel strong and stable. It’s easy to become defensive, harder to take the learning and feedback that supports growth.
As a massage of sorts, would you take some time this week to look over the first few months of 2018 and ask what you have accomplished? Which of your strengths do you think supported those accomplishments? And then, forget about what to do next, just celebrate a bit. If you don’t appreciate the good while it’s happening, it waters down the benefit. Don’t you think?