For high achievers, it’s common for us to become immune to our accomplishments. Before the triumph of a win has settled in, we’re on to the next.
After jumping a major hurdle, we’ve already mentally raised the bar again before our feet even touch the ground.
The danger is that doing this creates a diminished and completely false self-image. We’re BOSSES in the world, yet when we diminish our accomplishments we begin to mentally see ourselves as ordinary people who have yet to do big things. But in actuality, we’ve done a lot more than we give ourselves credit for.
What would happen if you gave yourself more credit?
How would things be different?
How might you see yourself?
What might you have the courage to do?
Who might you have the confidence to approach?
What rooms would you be willing to walk into?
What clients would you have the gall to pitch?
It’s taken me years to learn this life-changing lesson: Just because an accomplishment has become your norm, doesn’t make it normal.
Just because you’ve crossed a hurdle multiple times doesn’t make it less of a hurdle to cross. It still counts.
So stop to acknowledge what it took for you to get here. You have my permission to brag. And let’s leave downplaying our accomplishments in 2019.
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