Got Successes?

As we come to the end of another challenging year for most of us, I would be remiss to not ask you to do one thing. That’s take stock of the successes you’ve had this year, some of which might be hard to recall. 

We rarely pause to celebrate and savor all we have accomplished—professionally and personally—before moving on to the next thing on our eternal “to do” list.

This powerful practice is a simple way to express self love. It will not only make you feel good after a year with so much fear and negativity, it will also give you the confidence and focus you need to achieve your 2022 goals. Consider doing it as an end-of-the-year, team-building exercise at work, as well as with your family and friends. When others are aware of what you see as past successes, they will be more likely to support your future successes.


My 2021 Success List includes a few family trips, like a relaxing beach retreat with my daughter and granddaughter. Professionally, I’ve been delivering virtual leadership programs on better balance for organizations like Siemens and Vistage and writing testimonials for my marketing clients. 

Here’s what to do.

  • Download and print My Success List!  Make copies for others. There’s room for 20 successes and then you can turn it over and keep on writing!
  • Consider what you’re most proud of and grateful for this year, including your family, health, work, finances and fun.
  • Then, go deeper to the gifts that come from setbacks and mistakes. Yes, those lessons are successes, too!
  • Once your Success List is complete, share it with others and invite them to do the same. Our family has been doing this for more than two decades.

What’s one of your 2021 successes? Share it here!



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