Build a List of Acomplishments You Can Be Proud Of

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This post has stuff about religion and a previous relationship. My perspective has changed

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You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.0^ But if you don’t declare your accomplishments how will you know what you’ve got? As Christians we’re not supposed to brag, but we are supposed to reflect on what we’ve accomplished. This kind of assessment should be a part of your regular Sabbath day rest. It’s no surprise then that a spiritual discipline is also beneficial to your career.

Most people forget their accomplishments pretty quick. I barely remember what I did yesterday let alone everything that is noteworthy about the past week, month, or year. The best way that I’ve found to keep track of my achievements is to keep track of my daily tasks. I’ve mentioned the Emergent Task Timer0^ before, but you can use whatever works best for you. The point is that you’re recording what you’ve done each day. At the end of the week you can just look over the list and write down the things that really stand out.

There are a couple of reasons that you’d want to do this at your job. First, when it comes time for your yearly review you’ll want to be able to say with confidence what you’ve done. In this economy you need to prove your worth to keep your job. It’s also good evidence when vying for a raise or promotion. Lastly, if the time comes for you to move on, you’ll have a nice and neat summary of your accomplishments for your resume.