Do you keep a list of successes? Earlier I recommended that you reflect on success as part of your reflection for the year, but today I want to focus on this one point. My first couple of years, I waited until the end of the year to to write them down. The problem was, I forgot a lot of them, especially
But we need to track all our successes, or we do forget them. And then, we begin to think we don't make a difference. I learned to keep a success journal, which allowed me to reflect on things I did, things my students did, and comments or quotes I liked to keep. You can get my blank success journal here (scroll down).
Tracking your successes helps you remember something very important: You make a difference everyday--even when you don't feel like it, especially when you don't feel like it!