Creating a treasure chest is a simple and effective way of using past successes to give you a boost in the future.
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Recall past successes
One way to keep yourself motivated when the going gets tough is to recall pass successes and triumphs.
You can build a catalogue of memories of the times when they happen and then recall them when you need to.
This is a technique that I have used with many teams.
When you have successes, you can reinforce them by remembering how you feel.
These memories are like jewels.
Imagine putting them in a “treasure chest of successes”.
You can then “open” this chest and go through past successes when you need a positive boost.
How to fill your chest
Close your eyes and imagine a treasure chest.
Think of some things that you would like to put in this chest to take out when you want a boost.
These can be big or small, they just need to have meaning to you.
It might include:
- Good memories
- Successes and triumphs
- Obstacles you have overcome
- Positive feelings
You can identify these jewels for your treasure chest when you review your day in your journal.
You can then set Gateways – perhaps as a reward – in your plan to recall these successes, so that you are making the best use of them, rather than leaving them locked in the dark.
A journal is a good way to record successes, because you can note special things and successes happen each and every day.
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