I have an achieving problem.
I find something I like. I set goals. Then I achieve them. Most of them, anyway.
And once I do, I move right on to the next thing. The next challenge. The next obstacle. The next goal to overcome. But I never celebrate.
No matter what I've done, or how far I've come, I never take a second just to be happy. To revel in victory before the next big thing.
That's why I have an Awesome Jar. So I don't forget. So I'm forced, every now and then, to stop achieving and just be.
I got the idea from best-selling author, Tim Ferriss. In one of his podcasts, he said he never slowed down. That life had become one big, joyless achievement. And so; Awesome Jar.
It's simple. Buy a large glass jar. Every time you experience a little win or a massive victory, write it on a slip of paper and throw it in the jar. Once a week, take out your jar and read all you've done. Reflect. That way, once you get wherever it is you're going, you can enjoy it.