Our June workshop last weekend had us tuning into conversation around
goal setting. In an interactive hour we grabbed our pens and put our
thoughts onto paper.
One of the biggest concepts we discussed was our Bank of Achievements.
Forward thinking is absolutely essential for growth and progress but we must also take the time to look back.
Looking back at where we have been and how we got to where we are now gives us clues.
It gives us evidence of what didn’t work.
It can tell us what did work.
We can draw lessons from the strengths we have that moved us to our current state.
We can create our own Bank of Achievements.
What is it exactly?
It is a list of all your achievements that got you to where you are now.
*If this is something new to you, it can often be quite hard to pull out positives when you are so focused on moving forward.*
The fact that you are currently in a position where you are reading this, thinking and exploring future growth, it has taken positive growth steps in order for you to be here.
Your list will pull together experiences, events, times in your life where you have gained something.
Each achievement will also be accompanied by a skill set that you have either created or have grown in force.
When we create our Bank of Achievements we want to specifically write down the following things:
Bank of Achievements (attachment link)
You will have written down when in your life this achievement took place, what specifically it was and what skill set was created or grown during that time.
If you are struggling to get started, pop it down and come back to it at another time.
As you revisit your bank you will get better and better at recognising your personal wealth. You will be able to pull out all the awesome things you have achieved and all the skills sets you have used to get here.
Your personal wealth will continue to rise in capital when you make repeat visits.
As we make repeat visits, we see skills sets emerging. Established ones gaining more power.
We begin to see our strengths.
And these strengths we have gained from the experiences we have lived can and must be utilised and nurtured to push us forward into uncharted territory with our new goals.
You realised that you had so much persistence to nail the correct technique of your barbell squat over the last 6 months despite wanting to give up so many times. You uncovered how much persistence you have from your Bank of Achievements so you can continue to draw from this when setting up action plans for future goals.
Your Bank of Achievements helps you to see how much wealth you have created in your life.
It will help you to stop and appreciate how far you have come and will also help you to continue to move forward.
Stop, think and appreciate on a regular basis.
Success leaves clues and it is right in front of you, or in this case right behind you.
Bank it up baby and increase your personal wealth!