When was the last time you blew your own trumpet?
Spoke of your achievements.
Fluffed your own feathers.
Raised a glass to yourself.
Feels weird doesn’t it? Maybe even awkward and uncomfortable.
It might depend on what you see as success though. For some people just getting out of bed is an accomplishment. For others, it’s turning a profit, getting “likes” on a Facebook post, or being married for a number of years. There are no rights or wrongs, the measure of success is a personal thing.
But whatever it is, we’re programmed to see “boasting” as wrong; speaking proudly of what we’ve achieved is usually received negatively. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it. (Last week’s Mojo was all about ‘Breaking the Rules’). This article even discusses the benefits of bragging.
So, this week set the intention to Boast a Little. Think of one thing you’re most proud of this year. It can be anything from saving some money, being there for a friend when they needed you, or treating yourself to some well-deserved time off. Tell a friend or colleague and then ask them what they’re proud of too. And if you’re nervous about doing this, watch the video below, to gain some momentum.
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