Write it Down

I have been on the road to self improvement for some time now. Ever since I learned that everything I need is in me right now, I have taken this as a challenge to use my gifts to improve myself. And, in turn, improve the world. I strongly believe this is in all of us, we only need to try. Imagine a world where every single person in it is striving to make themselves just that little bit better. This is often discussed with my clients in the form of Kaizen questioning. This form of questioning involves exploring what is ONE THING, or an incremental move, towards solving an issue or improving their situation.

It is especially important when we have a HUGE goal. And you do have a huge goal, don’t you? The problem is, sometimes our goals are so big and ambitious they can put you into overwhelm territory, and we know that’s not the most resourceful place to be. Even if you are acknowledging yourself along the way, there is still a risk that we will take on too much.

Recently, a colleague and friend replied to my post on the importance of acknowledgement, and it got me thinking on how we can take acknowledging ourselves to the next level. His idea was to write down three things he appreciated and enjoyed at the end of each day, a great way to acknowledge yourself on a daily basis. He also suggested at the START of the day, write down three things you are looking forward to. I liked the idea so much I thought I would try it. I started just thinking about it. Three things at the start of the day, and three at the end. It felt good, but the difference really came about when I actually wrote them down.

Surely if you are thinking these things, it’s got to be good, right? Absolutely. But go ahead and take the time to go that extra step and see for yourself. Use your smart phone or keep a notebook by your bedside, and you will be amazed at the difference it makes.

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