I wanted to tell you a story about a mason jar and change. That may sound really strange, but those two things really do go together. Did you ever do something that you thought was mundane and other people thought was profound? Did you downplay how amazing you were? Brushing off the little things that we do to propel forward is not stressing the importance of success. Every success. Even the little ones.
While talking with my mentor, she
suggested told me to make a Success Jar. It was placed on my task list to get done. You can read her blog post on how to make one yourself and how to use it here.
One of the big reasons that I needed this jar was because I had this silly notion in my head that everything I know, everyone else already knows. That is downplaying my success (obtaining the knowledge) and not counting them as a successes.
I honestly used to think that the phrase, “Some people don’t succeed because they are afraid of success”, was stupid. I couldn’t figure out why ANYONE would be afraid of what they want the most. Unfortunately, there is truth to it. Being successful is scary. The more you downplay what you know, the less you are going forward because you think that you are just another person doing the same thing as everyone else.
I needed a swift kick in the head to get rid of that. You are successful and do successful things each day. Do you give yourself credit?
I don’t care if you got your to-do list done and that was all you can think of to write down. Guess what? Most people NEVER get it done, so you are ahead of the pack.
Here is proof of my jar: ( I have a crafting addiction so I had PLENTY of foam and glue and ribbon to make this on hand. Oh, and glitter, of course!)
If you are not a crafty person, that’s OK. Someone else in your house can make it, or you just get some tape and write “Success Jar” on it. I don’t care, but get it done. This can really help propel you forward by realizing that everything you do is important.
When you look back at the end of the week, you will be able to see how far you have come. (Note: The day of the week that you read the jar should be the same every week. I started on a Wednesday, but I want to open on Mondays, so I’m going to have a few extra the first time. Put it on your to-do list as an action item to read them!
Are you ready to make your jar? I want to see pictures so please post them on social media and tag me so I can see them. I want to celebrate with you!
Heather Santo is a certified Virtual Administrative Consultant with over 15 years of customer service experience. She also spent time in corporate America as a Human Resources Manager performing generalist duties and specializing in recruiting. She now enjoys using her talents to serve her clients and help them to operate their businesses efficiently. She specializes in Aweber, Pinterest, WordPress Thesis, Gratitude Concierge Work and social media content graphic creation.
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