Some people never take
the time to celebrate what is going right in their lives. More things happen
everyday that go right than wrong. But a number of people get caught in
the trap of looking for things to go wrong. After awhile, it is easy to
convince yourself that nothing is going right.
However, successful people have the ability to stop at important times in
their lives and smell the roses. They are able to give themselves personal
credit for important accomplishments. They periodically look at what
they've done and say "this is going well" or "I'm really proud of this
outcome. Now how can I keep this advancement going?"
Successful people set specific targets and hit them, and give themselves a pat
on the back. You must develop this skill of daily self-evaluation! Set specific
targets for the day. List these in priority order. Check them off as they are accomplished.
Keep the lists for evaluation at the end of the week or month. How many of the top priorities
have you completed?
Then you will also learn some important information about your required
improvement. This process will allow you to set up an ongoing method of
self-evaluation and you will be able to smell the roses.