I would say by now, we pretty much know our negatives, weakness or things we are actively working on, but how often do we find time to acknowledge what we are doing well? We will never be perfect, and yes, we can continually work on being better, but we must have in mind or a hard-copy of all the information that allows us to celebrate ourselves right now. This is regarding any stage we are at!
This is purely regarding what makes the brilliant, amazing and fascinating you. Not how others view you nor how you think you should be, just simply all the things that add up to make you, YOU!
Whether you are an entrepreneur, you work in an office, you’re a stay at home mum or are hands-on; here is where you write what traits you have that help you to do your role well. This can be skills, personality and any type of strength. If you are currently transitioning to another role, this must still be done as the skills are still there!
Achievements come in many shapes and forms, meaning it is not strictly winning multiple awards, it can be regarding relationships or situations you’ve achieved peace with, it can be finishing college/university paper or course, or it can be raising your children when you never thought you could. Anything that you intended to do in any area of your life, took the step and achieved it – must be written in this column.
By writing what you enjoy doing with your time shows your character and what you are also gifted in. When work, studies or life in general, get on top of you or you have time on your hands, you can then relate to the list to do something you generally enjoy.
While there is much we can improve on, use this space to acknowledge yourself for what you are working on and actively improving in. This is a space not purely for the huge jumps but for the small steps that slowly bring you forward to the big ones.
|List of assets||Personality traits||Professional traits||Achievements||Interests||Improvements|
|1||Bubbly||Adaptable||Passed my driving test||Dancing||Socialized with new people|
|2||Sociable||Reflective||Stopped Smoking||Fitness||Restrained from arguing back|
|3||Trustworthy||Proactive||Started my own business||Drawing||Spoke to someone influential about my new ideas and was given ideas|
|4||Funny||Creative||Finished University||Travelling||Performed a song/poem/piece even though I was petrified!|
|5||Inquisitive||Organized||Held an event||Cooking/Baking||Improved my time-keeping skills by:|
Here lies space for you to brazenly and confidently talk of any new habits, achievements, decisions or improvements you have or are currently making. Too often we know what we need to improve, but at times we need to look at how far we have come. The time frame is insignificant, if you’ve worked on it or improved, it needs to be logged!
|List of assets||Personality traits||Interests||Achievements||Professional traits||Improvements|
Though this is online, write this in a notepad or keep on your notes on your phone. It is immensely important to view this every single day, so you can constantly keep your positives and efforts highlighted. The aim is to overpower the “I have so many flaws” with the “I’m doing my best and becoming better every day”.
IMPORTANT: If someone can’t see it, it isn’t for you to second guess yourself; one of the best ways to deal with this is to allow the person to have their opinion of you while knowing that it does not reflect the true image or likeness of you. Opinions of you from others will always verify but they don’t reflect your worth as a person. You can be a breath of fresh air to those that feel pressure to conform.
BIG YOURSELF UP, you were uniquely created and the language you use yourself needs to celebrate you!