When someone pays you a compliment, believe it the first time

I keep a little note in my notes app, I call it my highlights reel.

It’s just for me.

Whenever someone pays me a meaningful compliment, or I see the results of a professional accomplishment, I just jot it down.

When I’m feeling low, or having an “I can’t do anything right, why am I even here?” day, I visit my highlights reel.

It reminds me that, even though I am not the sum of my accomplishments, they are still nice to take stock of.

Gillian BenAry