Use Day One to save personal and work wins, review how far you’ve come

imageI’m one of those people who suffers from some forms of imposter syndrome. “Everybody already knows/does this stuff,” goes one train of thought, “so why should I bother doing, talking, or engaging in it.” I also have a hard time remembering how far I’ve come on a particular journey, or looking back on the wins I’ve had in my personal and work adventures.

The idea hit me a little while ago that Day One 2 can help here. Now that it supports multiple journals, I created a second one called “Work” and started cataloging things like compliments I receive on my work, skills I learn, and general things that could fall under the #winning tag in your mind.

Maybe you keep it all in the same journal, or maybe you set up multiple journals in a different way, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that, if you have these same problems, you start recording your wins somewhere that is both easy to get to when the time calls for it, and easy to review when you need it.

I have a hard time remembering this stuff, especially on days when I feel defeated and ineffective, which just makes things worse. Now that I’m recording wins in Day One, I have a bread crumb trail—a way to remind myself that I’m doing good work, I’ve learned new things, and of course still have plenty to go.

Maybe this could work for you too.