I think too many of us get so caught up in the things that we are always doing and the things that are still sitting on our plate in front of us, that we sometimes forget about the amazing things we have already accomplished.
I'm not a big fan of looking back on our failures, but we need to be able to stop and realize our own accomplishments and pat ourselves on the back.
Along with my GTD weekly review, I am going to implement a Good News Weekly, my very own magazine with a subscription of 1. I'm going to think about the accomplishments of the week, and write myself a little pick me up paragraph that summarizes those accomplishments and then I'll keep it somewhere that I can review at the end of the year. I think it will be interesting to see what I have accomplished and when I think about the goals that I am going to set out before me for the next year.
Do you take the time to think about your accomplishments? Do you take the time to congratulate yourself, or are you too busy focusing on the next thing? Maybe it's time to do something similar yourself.