The organizers of a recent conference I attended sent out some great questions to jump start conversations in the networking session.  One of them was, “When was the last time you amazed yourself?”  I had to think about that for a few minutes before deciding that packing the car for a 12 day road trip qualifies.

I Don’t Want to Brag

Although fear of appearing arrogant or egotistical can cause us to focus on our failures more than we celebrate our successes, we wouldn’t have one without the other.  Albert Einstein said, “Failure is success in progress.”

Shift Your Focus

How can you shift your focus to align with Einstein?  Try this formula: “ I achieved this success by learning from these failures…”  When you acknowledge your amazing self, you might find:

  • Inspiration
  • Motivation
  • Courage

…and more opportunities to amaze yourself!