If you have been raised to act respectful and "proper," it is probably been instilled in you at some point in your upbringing that modesty is a virtue. You should not point out all the things you have accomplished or sing your own praises too loudly.


Be thrilled and proud of what you have done. Keep a list of your accomplishments. When you accomplish something and when you succeed at something, do not file it away somewhere. Do not keep it a secret. Do acknowledge it. Do celebrate.

That can be difficult to do sometimes. We are taught to be humble. If we have done something well, we do not want to appear arrogant by bringing it up.

But, if you are actually on the path to doing what you really want in life, I say, shout it from the roof tops. Or, at least keep a list.

Why should you do this? Because we never hesitate to point out where we fail. We always seem to recognise what has not been done, what could have been done better, what was not a good idea. Yes, it is important to know these things because they will help you to succeed by learning from the past and your mistakes.

But it is equally important to know where you have succeeded, what you have done well. Recognising the positive results you achieve will give you confidence in your abilities to make decisions and perform your job. It will also keep you on track and focused.

Acknowledging your successes keeps you motivated. And, motivation is essential so keep a log of your accomplishments.

When you, and the people around you who are impacted by your actions, see your accomplishments, right there in print, it just brings everything into focus.

Accomplishment and success is about so much more than money. One accomplishment might be that you landed an extraordinary client. One might be that your business revenue has doubled in six months. And, it is not all about work either. One of your accomplishments could be that you were able to attend your child's school function because you schedule your own office hours.

Do not play down and do not underestimate what you are doing. You should congratulate yourself and tap yourself on the back for following your passion and living life on your terms. Acknowledge your accomplishments.

And, you are accomplishing something else too. You are setting an example for the next generation. When they can visually see what you have done, they will be inspired to pursue their own passions.

They will have living proof that anything is possible.

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Frederique Murphy is the developer of the "Mountain Moving Mindset" programme, where she empowers business owners, entrepreneurs and solo-preneurs to master their mindset, so that they can move mountains and bring their businesses to the next level! She shares her programme through her coaching sessions, her published articles, her blog, her newsletters and at her live events.