Record your victories
Your journal doesn’t have to be a physical book. But it’s important to have memories of things you have accomplished in the past. As much as we look back and remember negative events, use the same energy to remember positive accomplishments.
It’s good to favor yourself. To see how far you’ve come, and say, for example, I am happy that I managed to get out of debt. I managed to beat that addiction. I went back to school and got my qualifications. I saved my life and I helped myself grow. There are a lot of things you can be grateful for and it’s important to acknowledge them.
Is self-gratitude okay? Yes it is
What’s the meaning of gratitude? Gratitude is being thankful; appreciating a good event in your life because you did something positive. You don’t have to boast. You don’t have to show-off. You don’t have to be arrogant… but being happy with yourself for achieving something good is okay.
Create a space in your heart for self-gratitude
A gratitude journal is the same as writing your achievements on a resume you give to a potential employer. Why do you add accomplishments on a CV, curriculum vitae? Because employers want to see the journey you have taken to get to where you are.
1. Do you have what it takes to join the team?
2. Does your resume show-off your talents?
Your self-gratitude journal (CV) is used to motivate future endeavors. You use it to remind yourself of what you have accomplished, and in some cases, things you didn’t think you will achieve. Reflecting on past experiences is fuel needed when pursuing new challenges. Having a mindmap, or connecting the dots as the late CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs put it, self-awareness is a vital tool. When you rely on proven accomplishments it empowers you to not give up.
Looking back doesn’t have to be a painful experience. It can be motivational.