I’m working toward a goal in Toastmasters that is going to take me a year to accomplish: I’m going for my Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Award. To get that award, I need to get two others: Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG) and Advanced Leader Silver (ALS). Yesterday, two things happened that moved me closer toward my ALS award.
1. I received the certificate in the mail proving that I received credit for mentoring a club through its first six months. That’s me with the certificate in the picture.
2. I faxed in the form to gain credit for my High Performance Leadership (HPL) project. The project was actually completed in the spring … I just needed to meet with my guidance committee and give a speech summing up my results to my home club. I did the former last Tuesday and the latter on Saturday.
Now I have only one more goal to achieve before I earn my ALS. I need to complete my term as Area E2 Governor. I started July 1 and the term will end June 30, 2014.
This feels good. That HPL project has been sitting on my desk, waiting for two small steps to be completed, for three months! Talk about procrastination!
This task has been weighing on my mind for awhile. It felt so good to take that last action and know that another item on my long to-do list is completed.
If you’ve been following these 31 Days of Celebrating You posts, you might notice that I’m taking a broad view of what “celebrating” means. It doesn’t always mean jumping up and down, wearing a funny hat and blowing a horn. Sometimes celebrating you means honoring who you are. Sometimes it means completing a task so that you can gain a good feeling of accomplishment.
What did you do to celebrate you yesterday? Write that down in your “Celebrating Me” journal. And, if you are so inclined, please post it in a comment below this post.