Sometimes, we spend a great deal of time dwelling on why results fell below expectations. That’s a good practice if your plan is to use what you learn to do better next time. Now, here’s my question: do you invest the same amount of time dwelling on your successes? There’s also a lot to learn when things go well.
The next time you’re celebrating a win, take the time to dissect the process that led to your success. What made it work so well? Identify and examine each action step you took and the impact it had on end results. Document what worked and how you did it.
When faced with similar situations in the future, you’ll be well-positioned to add another success to your track record. And you’ll boost your confidence as you give adequate time and attention to understanding and acknowledging your excellent work.