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In my desk drawer, I keep a black, leather journal. I've had the notebook for the better part of a decade, but the words inside of it aren't my own. Instead, it holds a collection of affirmation from people who know and appreciate me: colleagues, friends, relatives, even clients.
I pull the journal out of the drawer on two different kinds of occasions:
First, every time I receive positive feedback — a kind word, a compliment, or a fond anecdote or memory — I write it down.